Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Melbourne Airport’s streak of consecutive month-on-month growth continued in May with a total of 8.3 per cent more international visitors to the world’s most livable city and sporting capital, than the same time last year.
International passengers reached 685,555 while domestic passengers grew by 3.9 per cent compared to last year, totalling 1,962,557 passengers. This compares favourably to national domestic aviation growth rates of less than 2%1 last month.
The south east Asia market recorded 23.5 per cent growth by international passports, which was dominated by Singapore (57.7%) and followed by Malaysia (25.1%) and India (10.1%).
Other strong performing markets included USA (+11.0%), China (9.3%), UK (+3.6%) and Germany (3.4%).
Quotes attributable to Lyell Strambi, Melbourne Airport Chief Executive
“Our sustained growth in international passengers of 8.3% reinforces Melbourne as a premier destination for tourism and business and Victoria continues to outperform the national domestic aviation growth rate.”
“We are working with our airlines customers to match passenger demand in key markets, which includes China and on 1 July we will welcome Xiamen Air’s inaugural flight as the airline launches a new direct service to Xiamen city in the south east of China.”
“Melbourne Airport’s first premium lounge for Etihad Airways opened in May. This is a stunning lounge with spectacular views over the airfield and will provide Etihad’s first and business class passengers with a relaxing facility to enjoy before flying.”
“Australia’s pre-eminent beer event attracted 50,000 attendees from across Australia and overseas during the month of May. Beer Week showcased the best brews from the world’s leading craft brewers over 10 days across venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria.”
Source:- Melbourne Airport
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