Int’l growth at Ade­laide

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IN­CREASED ca­pac­ity on in­ter­na­tional routes and South Aus­tralians’ search for win­ter sun­shine have contribute­d to strong growth in pas­sen­ger num­bers through Ade­laide Air­port in the first quar­ter of the 2020 fi­nan­cial year.

Pas­sen­ger sta­tis­tics recorded by Ade­laide Air­port Lim­ited re­vealed a 15.3% in­crease in traf­fic at­trib­uted to in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers be­tween Jul and Sep com­pared with the pre­vi­ous cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod, while do­mes­tic pas­sen­ger num­bers climbed 3.1% in the quar­ter.

The air­port noted the com­mence­ment of Malindo Air’s four-weekly ser­vices on its Ade­laide-Den­pasar-Kuala Lumpar route, com­bined with Jet­star’s ad­di­tional ser­vices to Bali, Sin­ga­pore Air­line’s switch from Air­bus A330 to the Air­bus A350 on routes to Ade­laide, and Qatar Air­ways’ up-gauge of air­craft from A350-900 to the Boe­ing 777300ER had boosted in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger traf­fic through the air­port to 310,000 for the quar­ter com­pared with 269,000 the pre­vi­ous year.

Mean­while the growth in do­mes­tic traf­fic was at­trib­uted to an in­crease in de­mand for travel to the other state cap­i­tals, and to re­gional re­source routes in­clud­ing Whyalla, Port Au­gusta, Moomba and Olympic Dam.

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