Sydney Airport international traffic up 6.7% year-on-year

Sydney Airport released its Traffic Performance for Jul-2017 with a total growth of 3.7% year-on-year and an impressive 6.7% growth of international traffic.

Sydney Airport Managing Director and CEO Kerrie Mather said, “International traffic growth for Jul-2017 was very strong, and a great start to the second half of 2017. Domestic passengers also delivered solid growth in Jul-2017 of 2.0%, compared with the prior corresponding period.”

“July’s international result was driven by 5.5% capacity growth and nearly 1 percentage point increase in average load factors. The strong loads were underpinned by the busy school holiday period and the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand.”

Source: Sydney Airport

“Sydney welcomes the announcement of its 7th mainland Chinese airline, Beijing Capital Airlines, serving its 15th mainland Chinese city, Qingdao. From 30-Oct-2017, the airline will operate two services per week with a 222 seat A330-200, adding 46,000 seats annually.”

“Qatar Airways announced a second daily Doha service, commencing on 12-Feb-2018 following the very strong performance of their initial daily A380 service. The new service will be operated with a tag to Canberra, on a 358-seat B777-300ER, adding more than 260,000 international seats per year.

“Qantas also announced seasonal flights between Sydney and Osaka from 14-Dec-2017. Qantas will operate three flights per week on an A330-300, generating an additional 10,500 seats on the Japanese market over our summer period. Osaka is currently Sydney’s largest unserved market,” Ms Mather added.

Results for last 12 months

Source: Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport’s traffic has increased every year for some time, with the trend not looking like it will end anytime soon.

Sydney Airport annual traffic: Passenger number from 2009 to 2017-08-18

Source: CAPA – Centre for Aviation and Sydney Airport