Sydney Reports Best August

Sydney Airport has announced that it has achieved its best August on record for passenger numbers.
Airport CEO Kerrie Mather said “International traffic through Sydney Airport grew by 7.0% during August, driven by double-digit growth in Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian nationals arriving in Sydney.  In addition, Australian outbound grew 4.4% driven by increased travel to destinations such as the USA, Middle East and South-East Asia.  Capacity is a key driver of passenger growth, and it is pleasing that Aerolineas Argentinas, China Eastern and Air Canada will add more seats to Australia’s premier gateway from December.
“The airport continued to benefit from the recovery in the domestic market with traffic growing by 4.9%.  Pleasingly, this is the third consecutive month of growth in the domestic market.  The four major airlines all grew seat capacity, however competition in the low cost segment has been the catalyst for passenger growth with Tiger and Jetstar providing the strongest contributions.  Tiger now has three Airbus A320 aircraft based in Sydney and is offering an expanded schedule to Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, while Jetstar continues to expand the offering on its leisure-focussed network. QantasLink also announced it will commence a new, direct service to Gladstone in Queensland in 2013 and upgauge to larger aircraft on a number of regional routes.”

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  1. Congratulations to Charls Kingsford Smith Airport – Sydney, my “cradle” in commercial aviation. Fly in last
    42 years from this airport, last twenty was exciting to see development of this vibrant, cosmopolitan
    fair go for all. Thanks to Airport and Airlines staff which is full of admiration to passanger and visitors alike. Only couple days was my 63rd flight to Europe from my “cradle” the K.S. Airport Sydney.
    Well done, keep good work.
    Rodney Marinkovic, A/M.E. (ret.)

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