Melbourne Airport passenger performance May 2017

Published on : Tuesday, June 27, 2017

melbourne airport logoMelbourne Airport recorded year-on-year increases in both domestic and international passenger numbers for the month of May 2017.

 

The airport welcomed more than fifty thousand new international passengers during May, with overall international passenger growth of 7.8 per cent.

 

Domestic traffic also grew, adding 2.0 per cent or just under forty thousand additional domestic passengers for the month.

 

Since 1 July 2016 the airport has seen total passenger growth of almost 3.8 per cent, adding more than 1.1 million passengers in financial year 2017 compared to the same time in FY16.

 

Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said the continued addition of new international services was a key driver of growth both in May and throughout the year to date.

 

“May delivered a full month of Virgin Australia’s Melbourne to Los Angeles service, which proved extremely popular with both Victorian and international travellers.

 

“We also welcomed the launch of Jetstar’s Ho Chi Minh City service – the first non-stop service from Melbourne to Vietnam by an Australian airline – and we celebrated the announcements of daily services by both Japan Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.

 

“These non-stop services direct to destinations of choice are exactly what Victorian travellers have been demanding from international airlines.

 

“This is fantastic news for Victorian travellers with more destinations than ever before now available via a non-stop flight from Melbourne Airport – and it’s a huge boon to the state economy with thousands of additional international visitors entering Victoria every week.

 

“That’s why we’re working hard to build the necessary facilities to accommodate this growth, with critical projects such as the completion of our T4 Pier F this month, and the ongoing construction of our eighth international baggage carousel.

 

“It’s vitally important that the airport continues to facilitate the growth of Victoria’s visitor industry, and not become an artificial constraint due to a lack of capacity,” said Mr Strambi.

 

Passenger figures for May 2017:

Passengers

May 2017

May 2016

Growth (%)*

International

738,929

685,555

7.8%

Domestic

2,002,598

1,962,832

2.0%

Total (ex transits)

2,741,527

2,648,387

3.5%

 

*monthly percentage growth compared to May 2016

 

Passenger figures for July 2016-May 2017:

Passengers

July 2016-May 2017

July 2015-May 2016

Growth (%)†

International

9,126,807

8,404,730

8.6%

Domestic

23,230,524

22,777,804

2.0%

Total (ex transits)

32,357,331

31,182,534

3.8%

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