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Melbourne Airport traffic growing rapidly

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Melbourne Airport is maintaining its rapid passenger growth. A total of 1,622,462 inter­national travelers were transported during the third quarter of 2010/2011 financial year.

Statistics show an 11 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Melbourne Airport traffic growth

Melbourne Airport has just released a report summing up the latest traffic statistics. A 5 per cent passenger traffic increase has been recorded in the third quarter of the financial year 2010/2011 bringing the total amount to 6,948,518. Ac­cording to the Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) CEO, Chris Woodruff, most of the growth has been driven by international traffic. The key Asian markets, such as China, India, South Korea and the Philippines have been growing consistently.

Domestic travelers still represent the majority of Melbourne's traf­fic. Of the nearly 7 million in total, there were 5,326,056 domestic passengers. Comparing to the same period last year a 3 per cent increase has been recorded.

New routes and airlines at Melbourne Airport

During the third quarter of 2010/2011 financial year, Melbourne Airport welcomed two new airlines. Direct flights to the popular holiday destination, Phuket, have been launched by Strategic Airlines. The second route brought direct Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) – Brunei flights, operated by Royal Brunei Airlines and making it the 27th international airlines at Melbourne Airport.

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