20-Aug-2012 1:11 PM

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax up 3% in Jul-2012

Australia's Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport passenger numbers up 3% - traffic highlights for Jul-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.2 million, +3.1% year-on-year;

Sydney Airport CEO Kerri Mather attributed the international traffic growth to capacity growth generated by Scoot, AirAsia X and
Emirates on routes to Asia and the Middle East while the recent trend of significant growth in Singaporean and Malaysian nationals arriving in Sydney continued, with increases of 54% and 45% respectively. There was also solid growth of 12% in Chinese traffic during the month, with China set to become the airport’s second largest foreign nationality group this year.