BNE Achieves Largest International Passenger Growth In A Decade

Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brisbane AirportInternational passengers through Brisbane Airport (BNE) grew by nearly 364,300 to more than 5.6 million in FY17, representing a 7 per cent increase on FY16, the greatest growth for BNE in a decade.

Overall passenger numbers, including domestic traffic, saw an increase of nearly 2 per cent year-on-year, to more than 22.8 million travellers for the financial year.



Domestic traffic, while heavily impacted by Cyclone Debbie and capacity consolidation, grew modestly off the back of a number of major events drawing visitors to Brisbane.



An additional 42,500 passengers took BNE’s domestic traffic to more than 17.2 million in FY17, a 0.2 per cent increase on FY16.



Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, said with the domestic travel market holding steady, it is encouraging to see strong international passenger growth.



“The real gains this year have been made through the increase in international travel which has been stimulated by a 7.9 per cent boost in overseas flights, two new destinations and the addition of more than 425,700 seats to and from Brisbane in FY17.



“The addition of China Eastern flights between BNE and Shanghai, new Malindo Air Kuala-Lumpur–Denpasar-Brisbane flights, and consistently high loads have contributed to this great result.



“Major events like Wallabies v South Africa and State of Origin matches in BNE, the Gold Coast Marathon and the Battle of Brisbane drew significant crowds to Brisbane from both domestic and international markets.



Source:- Brisbane Airport

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