20-Sep-2013 1:04 PM

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax up 2%, int'l growth driven by strong capacity and load factors

Australia's Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport passenger numbers up 2% - traffic highlights for Aug-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.2 million, +2.4% year-on-year;

Airport CEO Kerrie Mather attributed the international traffic growth to "strong capacity increases and load factors." Australian outbound passenger growth was robust increasing 6.0%, primarily driven by additional capacity and frequencies. The most popular destinations for Australian passengers this month were USA, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, and UK.