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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - traffic highlights for Jun-2017:

  • Passengers: 9.4 million, +1.3% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 8.2 million, +0.5%;
    • International: 1.2 million, +7.5%;
  • Cargo: 58,043 tonnes, +7.9%;
    • Freight and Express: 54,837 tonnes, +6.5%;
      • Domestic: 21,166 tonnes, +2.4%;
      • International: 33,671 tonnes, +9.3%;
    • Mail: 3206 tonnes, +39.0%;
  • Aircraft movements: 77,398, -0.4%;

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Airports and Kenya's Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, via their respective Twitter and Facebook accounts, confirmed (23-Jul-2017) the official opening of the KES2.5 billion (USD24.1 million) Isiolo International Airport. The airport (ICAO code HKIS) features a 1400m runway and is located on 330ha of land in Isiolo county, although half of the runway extends to Meru County. The new 150m by 75m apron offers two 150m by 23 m taxiways able to handle Code C aircraft. The 5000sqm passenger terminal building has capacity to handle 125,000 passengers p/a. The airport also features a 1025sqm administration block, a 200 space carpark, one baggage carousel, nine check in counters (domestic and international), a VIP  lounge, and restaurants and duty free shops. [more - original PR]

Auckland International Airport - traffic highlights for Jun-2017:

  • Passengers: 1.4 million, +8.8% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 660,243, +6.2%;
    • International: 773,027, +11.0%;
  • Aircraft movements: 13,308, +4.6%;

Queensland Airports Ltd reported (21-Jul-2017) the following passenger traffic highlights for its member airports in FY2017:

  • Passengers: 8.3 million, +2.4% year-on-year; 
    • Gold Coast Airport: 6.5 million, +3.3%; 
    • Townsville Airport: 1.6 million, -0.4%;
    • Mount Isa Airport: 182,208, -2.4%;
    • Longreach Airport: 32,231, -11.6%. [more - original PR]

Volaris reported (21-Jul-2017) the following financial highlights:

  • Three months ended 30-Jun-2017:
    • Operating revenue: MXN5982 million (USD322.3 million), +16.6% year-on-year;
      • Passenger: MXN4252 million (USD229.1 million), +11.5%;
      • Non-ticket: MXN1730 million (USD93.2 million), +31.4%;
    • Operating costs: MXN5943 million (USD320.2 million), +25.3%;
      • Fuel: MXN1694 million (USD91.3 million), +24.5%;
      • Aircraft and engine lease: MXN1378 million (USD74.2 million), +6.5%;
    • Operating profit: MXN39 million (USD2.1 million), -90.0%;
    • Net profit (loss): (MXN520 million) (USD28.0 million), compared to a profit of MXN935 million (USD50.5 million) in p-c-p;
    • Passengers: 4.1 million, +11.6%;
    • Passenger load factor: 85.7%, -0.4ppt;
    • Total operating revenue per ASM: MXN128.9 cents (USD 6.9 cents), stable;
    • Passenger revenue per ASM: MXN91.7 cents (USD 4.9 cents), -4.4%;
    • Passenger yield: MXN107.0 cents (USD 5.8 cents), -3.8%;
    • Cost per ASM: MXN128.1 cents (USD6.9 cents), +7.5%;
    • Cost per ASM excl fuel: MXN91.6 cents (USD 4.9 cents), +7.8%;
  • Six months ended 30-Jun-2017:
    • Operating revenue: MXN11,637 million (USD600.5 million), +12.8%;
      • Passenger: MXN8277 million (USD427.1 million), +7.2%;
      • Non-ticket: MXN3361 million (USD173.4 million), +29.6%;
    • Operating costs: MXN12,371 million (USD638.4 million), +36.1%;
      • Fuel: MXN3586 million (USD185.0 million), +51.1%;
      • Aircraft and engine lease: MXN3077 million (USD158.8 million), +22.5%;
    • Operating profit (loss): (MXN733 million) (USD37.8 million), compared to a profit of MXN1224 million (USD63.2 million) in p-c-p;
    • Net profit (loss): (MXN1881 million) (USD97.1 million), compared to a profit of MXN1536 million (USD79.3 million) in p-c-p;
    • Passengers: 8.0 million, +13.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 84.5%, -1.1ppt;
    • Total operating revenue per ASM: MXN126.7 cents (USD 6.5 cents), -3.3%;
    • Passenger revenue per ASM: MXN90.1 cents (USD 4.6 cents), -8.1%;
    • Passenger yield: MXN106.7 cents (USD 5.5 cents), -6.9%;
    • Operating cost per ASM: MXN134.7 cents (USD 7.0 cents), +16.6%;
    • Cost per ASM excl fuel: MXN95.6 cents (USD 4.9 cents), +12.1%;
    • Total assets: MXN19,851 million (USD1024 million);
    • Cash and cash equivalents: MXN5981 million (USD308.6 million);
    • Total liabilities: MXN11,253 million (USD580.7 million). [more - original PR]

*Based on the average conversion rate at MXN1 = USD0.053871 for 2Q2017
*Based on the average conversion rate at MXN1 = USD0.051603 for 1H2017

Lufthansa Technik entered (21-Jul-2017) into a MoU with Malaysia based Sapura Aero Sdn Bhd to set up a MRO company offering base maintenance for narrowbodies and widebodies serving Malaysia, Southeast Asia and South Asian markets. A structure for the proposed company is still under consideration. It may be operated and governed as a base maintenance facility within the existing base maintenance network of Lufthansa Technik. Sapura Aero and Lufthansa Technik are considering various type of cooperation for this project which includes but are not limited to a JV, an investor relationship, a landlord-tenant relationship or a combination of these types. Both parties will conduct respective assessments and agreed to progress the project with a view to finalise respective discussions and assessments by 31-Mar-2018. [more - original PR]

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