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Melbourne Airport’s April passenger traffic results

May 16, 2014

Melbourne Airport achieved 14 per cent international growth in April compared to the same period last year, to reach 651,320 international passengers.  

Melbourne Airport CEO, Chris Woodruff, said that passenger growth was strong across all regions.

“Easter is always one of our busiest periods and international growth in April was boosted by Easter and the school holidays falling in April rather than March, as they did last year,” said Mr Woodruff.

“Although Asia is still driving our international growth, pleasingly, we’re also seeing solid growth from across all regions. It was also a strong month for Australian passport holders.”

“We’re continuing to transform Melbourne Airport with our new domestic terminal and ground transport hub starting to take shape.”

 "We were also pleased to see the recent commitment from the state government to build a rail link to Melbourne Airport as well as oversee the extension of the Tullamarine Freeway. We look forward to working with the state government to make these projects happen and improve access to Victoria’s aviation gateway.” 

Passenger figures for April 2014:

Passengers

April  2014

April  2013

April (%)*

International

651,320

572,437

13.8%

Domestic

1,939,008

1,879,410

3.2%

Total   (excl. transits)

2,590,328

2,451,847

5.6%

*monthly percentage growth compared to April 2013

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for April 2014 include:

North Asia (%)*

South East Asia (%)*

Europe (%)*

Other (%)*

Hong   Kong

53.3

Singapore

28.2

Spain

34.3

Brazil

73.3

Taiwan

28.2

Malaysia

24.1

Germany

17.5

Australia

15.1

Japan

25.3

Philippines

19.2

Ireland

13.2

NZ

9.6

South   Korea

10.6

India

11.1

Italy

12.9

Canada

7.1

China

8.6

Indonesia

11.0

UK

12.2

USA

3.5

*monthly percentage growth compared to April 2013

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