18-Jan-2013 1:06 PM

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reports record annual pax of 36.9 million in 2012

Australia's Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport passenger numbers up 5% - traffic highlights:

  • Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 3.3 million, +5.2% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 2.1 million, +4.8%;
      • International: 1.2 million, +5.8%;
  • 2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 36.9 million, +3.6%;

Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather said (18-Jan-2013) the airport saw "significant" increase in both international and domestic LCC capacity, in particular Scoot, Jetstar and AirAsia X internationally and and the expansion of domestic services by Jetstar and Tiger. According to Ms Mather, international traffic continued to perform strongly, growing by 5.8% in Dec-2012 and 5.3% over the year driven by the rebound in international tourism/inbound growth (+4.8% for the full year). In particular Malaysian and Singaporean passengers grew 59% and 34% for the month, respectively. Australian outbound travel grew by 6.5% for the month, and 5.9% for the full year. The outbound increase was driven by travel to Southeast Asian destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as travel further afield to locations such as the UAE, USA, UK and Japan.

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