In growth terms there has been a recovery in the last two months from some previous weakness with growth in June and July returning to the 12 month average moving average.
However the strongest growth months in the past year above 10% have been the eclipse related October and November and then Chinese new year in February (Chinese lunar new year started in January the previous 2012 year). As previously suggested those growth numbers may be difficult to sustain in the latter part of the year.
The International terminal remains problematic. As posted last month reporting of numbers re domestic and transit travellers has changed this year so I haven't graphed this: Airport update for June. While the airports own graph shows some rebound in July from previous Jetstar schedule disruptions there as yet remains no indication of any growth trend.
China Eastern direct flights are also due to commence a seasonal hiatus this month until November:
"The cancellation means we are not very confident of the sustainability of this route," said China Eastern general manager Australia Kathy Zhang last night.