Over the period from April 2014 to April 2015 domestic passenger numbers have shown an 8.2% trend increase.You can see my previous posts on Airport traffic in recent months:
Airport growth continues in March; International recovery continues at airport
In my comments on the February numbers I quietly questioned the CairnsWatch trend numbers on this with reference to Chinese New Year. With late release of the March airport numbers this latest CairnsWatch provides a further trend percentage boost after another two months which I just can't stack up with any underlying data from the Airport.
I have checked the CairnsWatch archive but just can't make sense of the reported monthly variation in the trend numbers which did a massive jump in a month between January and February. I don't want to be critical of Rick who is a lovely guy but some of his trend numbers just don't work for me. I'm sticking with my numbers which are also not dissimilar to reported numbers from Cairns Airport and stakeholder Auckland Airport.
Reported in the Cairns Post: Airport and building approvals give rise to Cairns’ economic turnaround