Melbourne Airport passenger growth up 3.4% in September

Nearly 3.1 million domestic and international passengers landed at Melbourne Airport in September, up 3.4% from last year.

International passenger volumes surged to approximately 960,000 travellers, an increase of about 10% compared to September 2017.

“Each month we’re seeing more international travellers visit Melbourne and more Victorians flying overseas, which demonstrates the rising popularity of air travel in and out of Victoria. For three consecutive months we have seen more than 3 million people travel through Melbourne Airport, adding to the state’s economy and we’re likely to see that number grow as we continue to welcome new services, such as Qantas’ new flight to San Francisco,” Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said.

The airport said that it will gradually implement its Runway Development Program to cater to the needs of a growing number of passengers, which is expected to reach nearly 70 million by 2038.