Adelaide Airport reports growth in international and domestics traffic

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Adelaide, July 31, 2014 (STAT):-Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL)has reported strong total passenger growth of 5.0% and an outstanding international passenger growth of 25.5% for the financial year ended 30 June 2014. The growth in international passenger follows the trend observed for the last few years.

Air Asia X and Jetstar’s services to Adelaide, which brought low cost international travel to the Adelaide market and the option of a second carrier on several popular routes have been instrumental in the  improvement in load factors and capacity.

Managing Director Mark Young said “the 25.5% international passenger growth seen at Adelaide Airport is a remarkable result and crowns three consecutive years of double digit international passenger growth. Our consistent growth has caught the attention of international carriers and resulted in a substantial improvement in the availability of direct services out of Adelaide. We now have 53 international services operating directly from Adelaide per week, compared to 33 this time three years ago.”

Domestic performance was strong despite the tough operating environment with domestic passengers growing+3.5% to 6.2million for the year. The domestic growth reflects both an improvement in average load factors and capacity increases across the network, with an additional 238,000 (+3.1%) seats in comparison to the previous corresponding period.

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