Sydney Airport pax up 5% in May-2017

    Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-Jun-2017) passenger numbers up 5% – traffic highlights for May-2017:

    • Passengers: 3.3 million, +4.5% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 2.2 million, +2.7%;
      • International: 1.2 million, +8.1%.

    Sydney Airport MD and CEO Kerrie Mather said: “International traffic was driven by a combination of higher load factors, and larger, next generation aircraft. It is pleasing to see that over 25% of incremental year-to-date capacity growth has been from airlines upgauging to larger aircraft, whilst over 33% of our total international capacity is being served by next generation aircraft such as the quieter, more fuel efficient Boeing 787 and AirbusA380 aircraft”.