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Canberra Airport the only Australian airport to record reduction in pax traffic for FY2010/11

16-Mar-2012 9:51 AM

Australia's Canberra Airport was the only Australian airport to record a decrease (-0.5%) in passenger numbers during financial year 2010-2011. Perth experienced the highest growth, with an increase of 9.0% year-on-year. Other Australian airports with strong growth in total passenger numbers included Cairns (+8.7%), Melbourne (+7.9%) and Darwin (+7.1%). Annual growth in international passenger movements was strongest at Darwin (+21.4%), followed by Cairns (+19.6%), Melbourne (up 13.5%), Perth (+8.8%) and Gold Coast (up 5.7%). Perth experienced the highest growth in domestic passenger numbers with an increase of 9.4%. Other airports with strong growth in domestic passenger numbers included Cairns (+6.5%), Melbourne (up 6.3%) and Gold Coast (up 5.7%). [more - original PR]