Sydney Airport has announced record figures for international and domestic passenger traffic for June 2012, with international numbers up 10.
4 percent year on year.
The new figures indicate total traffic increased by 6.2 percent to 2.85 million, with the domestic market up four percent to 1.88 million, the Moodie Report reported.
Internationally, the major climbing markets include Australia outbound up 11 percent, Malaysia up 69 percent, Singapore up 62 percent and Japan up 27 percent.
Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said the launch of the new budget services to Asia contributed to the international growth seen during the month.
Ms Mather said Scoots low cost service to Singapore has performed well, with the arrival of passengers from Singapore to Sydney up 62 percent and the number of Aussies traveling to Singapore up 29 percent for the month.
Additionally, there was a 69 percent increase in Malaysians visiting Australia and a 31 percent increase in Australians travelling to Malaysia.
Ms Mather said that the domestic market had also performed well in June this year.
Returning to positive year on year growth as a result of Virgin Australia and Jetstar adding capacity, higher average load factors and the cycling of the Chilean ash cloud, Ms Mather said.
Tiger Airways opened its new base on 01 July, and with three A320 aircraft to be based in Sydney by September, we look forward to Tiger increasing its Gold Coast services and returning to Brisbane in the coming months.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P