Macquarie Airports’ portfolio of airports reported another month of traffic declines in May-2009, but shares in MAp rose 0.5% yesterday as the airport operator expects capacity to rise at its investment airports, namely at Sydney Airport and Copenhagen Airport, this Northern Summer.
Macquarie Airports’ traffic highlights in May-2009 included:
- Passenger numbers:
- Sydney Airport: 2.5 million, -4.4% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 1.7 million, -4.8%;
- International: 757,000, -2.9%;
- Copenhagen Airport: 1.7 million, -12.7%;
- Domestic: 120,000, -7.4%;
- International: 1.2 million, -8.6%;
- Transfer: 423,000, -23.3%;
- Brussels Airport: 1.5 million, -9.8%;
- Bristol Airport: 486,000, -16.9%;
- ASUR: 741,920, -50.7%.
At Sydney Airport, Qantas announced it is scheduled to receive its fourth A380 next month and will increase A380 frequencies on Sydney-Singapore-London and Sydney-Los Angeles sectors from early-Aug-2009. Pacific Blue also announced plans to increase Sydney capacity on trans-Tasman services to Queenstown, Wellington and Hamilton in Sep-2009.
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Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 18-Jun-09
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