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Melbourne Airport welcomed close to three million passengers last month, with many travellers taking advantage of Melbourne’s extensive domestic offering.
The highest growing sector was the international market with almost 900,000 people flying overseas, a growth of 2.5% on passenger volumes recorded in February 2018. International traveller numbers for the financial year-to-date also increased significantly, as close to eight million people travelled from July 2018 to February 2019, an increase of 6.9% compared to the same time last year.
The domestic traveller market also grew by 1.3% compared to figures in February 2018.
Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said he was delighted with last month’s passenger figures: “I’m pleased to see such growth in overall passenger volumes, there’s clearly strong demand on our domestic network, especially over summer, and huge demand in international travel. We also celebrated Chinese New Year, bringing elements of our city’s Chinese culture into the airport and we added capacity to China thanks to an aircraft upgauge from both China Eastern and Sichuan Airlines.”
Mr Strambi said to keep up with demands on air travel Melbourne Airport will continue to invest heavily into improving the airport asset from road upgrades to terminal and runway expansion.