Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax up 3%, strong international growth
- Passenger numbers: 2.9 million, +2.8% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 2.0 million, +1.6%;
- International: 921,000, +5.9%. [more - original PR]
Sydney Airport: “Our international result this month benefited from a combination of strong inbound foreign nationality growth as well as strong outbound Australian growth. These dynamics drove higher load factors and were assisted by an increase in direct capacity, particularly to China. Direct mainland China capacity increased by 24% during the month, while Chinese nationality growth increased 29.4% over the pcp. At the same time, we saw strong growth in other markets during May, including Singapore, USA, New Zealand, UAE, Malaysia, Fiji, UK, and China," Kerrie Mather, CEO. Source: Company statement, 20-Jun-2013.