Passenger Numbers Rise in Sydney

20 May 2010 (Last Updated May 20th, 2010 18:30)

An increase in domestic travellers has led to Sydney Airport recording a 6.4% growth in April compared with the same month in 2009. Domestic traffic rose 8.6% while international traffic increased by 1.5% at the airport. MAp Airports, which controls the airport, said domestic

An increase in domestic travellers has led to Sydney Airport recording a 6.4% growth in April compared with the same month in 2009.

Domestic traffic rose 8.6% while international traffic increased by 1.5% at the airport.

MAp Airports, which controls the airport, said domestic traffic growth has largely been driven by new services offered by Tiger Airways, Qantas and Jetstar.

Sydney Airport's combined international traffic growth for March and April rose by 6.7%.