8-Jul-2010 11:03 AM

North Queensland Airports forecasts rise in Cairns, Mackay traffic

North Queensland Airports (NQA) reported Cairns and Mackay airports expect to handle 3.92 million domestic passengers in 2010, increasing to 4.2 million in 2011 and 4.7 million in 2013 (Yahoo Business, 07-Jul-2010). The annual New Zealand seat capacity at Cairns airport will rise from 59,000 in 2010 to 85,000 by 2011 and 140,000 by 2013. NQA also forecast EBITDA of AUD45 million in 2010, rising to AUD55 million in 2011 and AUD75 million in 2013.