MAp traffic growth firmly re-established: CEO

Shares in MAp gained 1.0% on Friday, upon the release of its financial report for the three months ended 31-Mar-2010. Revenue from airport investments rose 8.7% year-on-year to AUD273 million (USD252.5 million), while operating expenses rose just 0.3% to AUD81.1 million (USD75.0 million).

EBITDA jumped 17.0% year-on-year in the period to AUD186 million (USD172 million), as passenger numbers increased 7.6% to 9.9 million. MAp CEO, Kerrie Mather, affirmed traffic growth is “firmly re-established” at its major airports, while earnings performance is benefiting from revenue enhancement and operational efficiency.

Queensland and Northern Territory airports reported double-digit growth in 1Q2010

Shares in Australian Infrastructure Fund were flat on Friday upon the release of the company’s traffic report for its investment airports for the three months ended 31-Mar-2010. Queensland Airports and Northern Territory Airports reported double-digit growth in the period, details include:

Shares in other South Pacific region airport operators, Auckland and Infratil, were flat on Friday.

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Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 30-Apr-2010