BNE Quarterly Traffic Results

Passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport continue to increase with more than 5.7 million international and domestic passengers travelling through BNE in the first quarter of FY14, a growth of 1.8 per cent or nearly an additional 100,000 additional passengers compared with first quarter FY13.

International Review

Brisbane Airport has had a strong end to the first quarter of FY14 with international passenger numbers rising by 5.8 per cent year on year.Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said, “The growth in international travellers is a real turnaround from last year and a result of the additional seat capacity and attractive airfares on offer.”

New services or additional frequencies were offered by airlines including Hawaiian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesian and Philippine Airlines.

Milestones for the quarter include:

The source markets driving the strong growth were: Australian residents (+10 per cent), China (+22 per cent), Singapore (+37 per cent), Indonesia (+43 per cent), India (+17 per cent), Hong Kong (+25 per cent), Malaysia (+20 per cent), United Arab Emirates (+72 per cent) and the United Kingdom (+2 per cent).

International outlook for second quarter:

Domestic Review

Brisbane Airport achieved a year-on-year increase of 0.6 per cent in domestic passengers, up 27,200 passengers to over 4.4 million for the quarter.Airlines offered over 320,000 additional seats compared with first quarter of FY13 with four out of five extra seats added to intrastate routes such as Roma, Moranbah, Gladstone and Townsville. Lower growth in passengers than growth in seat capacity is attributed to airfare increases, subdued consumer and business confidence and a preference for outbound travel.

Domestic outlook for second quarter:

Brisbane Airport Traffic Performance - First quarter FY14

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