Thursday, November 20, 2014

International numbers turning around at Airport

Cairns Airport stats for October:

While the international numbers were still negative on the previous year this has been coming back from the steep falls following Jetstar changes to the Cairns-Darwin-Singapore route and shows signs of turning around. Comment from the airport is also positive:

The international jet flights which operated in both October 2013 and October 2014 were between Cairns and Auckland, Guam, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Passengers who flew on these international jet routes increased 2,100 (6%). Papua New Guinea passenger numbers were stable.

12 month moving average

Domestic growth remains consistent although slower than in recent years and more in line while still ahead of domestic growth at other major airports. Sydney Airport has also released October numbers with domestic growth at 1.4% for YTD 2014. Sydney also noted improved fundamentals for the domestic airlines: "Load factors improved with a 2.1 percentage point increase on domestic routes, reaching the highest levels seen in three years."
The Sydney report also has an interesting table on international traffic growth by nationality for October:

Rank Nationality Sep-14 YTD-14 Rank Nationality Sep-14 YTD-14
1 Australia +0.8% +1.4% 6 Japan -6.0% +1.5%
2 N.Z. +5.4% +0.9% 7 Korea -1.8% +2.7%
3 China +24.2% +15.4% 8 India +5.0% +13.0%
4 UK -1.8% -1.5% 9 Malaysia +17.1% +14.0%
5 USA +9.0% +5.0% 10 Germany -2.2% +1.1%

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