Passenger numbers steady, outlook positive

More than 718,200 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in
April 2019 – which was slightly below the year before.

The figures show growth in Townsville and Mount Isa.

A summary of April’s results is provided in the table below.

QAL CEO Chris Mills said while Gold Coast Airport passenger numbers remained slightly subdued, there
were some signs of growth in the coming months.

” F lights to the Gold Coast continue to record among the highest average loads of any route in Australia.

and we can see passenger demand for the destination remains strong,” he said.

Latest figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics ( April 2019), show
t he Gold Coast -Melbourne route recorded the highest load factor of any route in Australia during April.

with a n 87.5 per cent load average. The Gold Coast -Sydney was also significantly above average on 84
per cent.

Mr Mills said capacity constraints in the domestic market signalled subdued growth across Australia.

while internationally, th e forward bookings on Jetstar’s new route to Seoul, set to begin in December.

have been promising.

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