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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport announces Apr-2012 pax, load factor for Apr-2012 highest since 2007

17-May-2012 1:38 PM

Australia's Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport passenger numbers stable - traffic highlights for Apr-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.0 million, -0.1% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 2.0 million, -2.2%;
    • International: 998,000, +4.4%.

According to the airport, Malaysian travellers through the airport had the largest growth of 31% following the launch of AirAsia X's daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney from Apr-2012. Traffic by international markets are as follows:

  • Malaysia: +31% year-on-year;
  • Japan: +28%;
  • China: +22%;
  • Korea: +16%;
  • India: +12%;
  • New Zealand: +6%;
  • Germany: +6%;
  • UK: -10%;
  • Indonesia: -6%;
  • France: -6%;
  • Canada: -1%. [more - original PR]

Sydney Airport: "The average international load factor for April was the highest since 2007, and the second highest April on record. The result was driven by positive, balanced contributions from both Australian outbound and foreign inbound markets. Additional capacity on Middle Eastern and Asian routes once again provided the catalyst for this growth," Kerrie Mather, CEO. Source: Company statement, 17-May-2012.