20-Sep-2012 1:56 PM

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport pax up 7% in Aug-2012

Australia's Melbourne Tullamarine Airport reported (20-Sep-2012) a 6.6% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 2.4 million in Aug-2012 including a third consecutive month of "solid growth" of 7.1% in domestic passengers to 1.9 million and a 5.0% increase in international passengers to 558,408. Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff cited capacity increases to helping the airport overcome the challenging global conditions, saying "it's clear that our international passenger growth has steadied from the double digit figures we saw 18 months ago but we continue to achieve solid international growth, particularly from key markets." China continued to grow strongly, with passenger numbers up by 17.5%. Looking ahead, Mr Woodruff said "along with substantial improvements to our internal road network over the next year or so, we are also thinking about longer term access for the 60 million passengers a year forecast by 2033." [more - original PR]

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