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Melbourne Airport achieves 8 per cent total passenger growth in October

Nov 20, 2012

International and domestic passenger numbers at Melbourne Airport increased by 8 per cent during October to reach a total of 2,608,791 passengers. 
 
Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff, said that it was the highest monthly number of passengers ever recorded.
 
Countries with strong growth in passport holders for October 2012 compared to the same time last year included Taiwan which grew by 24.7 per cent, China by 23.6 per cent, Hong Kong by 23.5 per cent, Vietnam by 17.8 per cent, Philippines by 13.4 per cent, Malaysia by 8.7 per cent and New Zealand by 7.8 per cent.
 
Domestic passengers increased by 8.4 per cent resulting in a total of 2,012,813 domestic passengers, reflecting the Qantas disruption and restricted Tiger Airways schedule this time last year.
 
International passengers grew by 5.1 per cent compared to October 2011, reflecting in part the new A380 service from Emirates and the introduction of double daily A380 services by Singapore Airlines.  Asian markets continued to drive international passenger growth.
 
“Each international flight that lands at Melbourne Airport contributes just under a quarter of a million dollars in visitor spending to the Victorian economy,” Mr Woodruff said.
 
Interstate and international passengers passing through Melbourne Airport contribute $8.3 billion a year to the Victorian economy, highlighting the importance of a 24 hour, curfew-free international airport and the contribution it makes to Victoria’s economic prosperity.

Passenger figures for October:

Passengers

October 2012

October 2011

Growth (%)*

International

595,978

567,050

5.1%

Domestic

2,012,813

1,856,863

8.4%

Total (excl. transits)

2,608,791

2,423,913

7.6%












*monthly percentage growth compared to October 2011

 

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for October 2012 include:

North Asia (%)*

South East Asia (%)*

Europe (%)*

Other (%)*

Taiwan

24.7

Vietnam

17.8

Italy

6.2

NZ

7.8

China

23.6

Philippines

13.4

Spain

6.0

Brazil

3.6

Hong Kong

23.5

Malaysia

    8.7

France

3.7

USA

2.7

*monthly percentage growth compared to October 2011

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