MAp Airports Reports Rise in August Passenger Traffic

23 September 2010 (Last Updated September 23rd, 2010 18:30)

MAp Airports, an Australian airport owner and operator, saw record passenger traffic at its Sydney, Copenhagen and Brussels airports last month, the firm's latest report has revealed. Sydney Airport recorded a 7.6% rise in total traffic by handling an average of 95,000 passengers per

MAp Airports, an Australian airport owner and operator, saw record passenger traffic at its Sydney, Copenhagen and Brussels airports last month, the firm's latest report has revealed.

Sydney Airport recorded a 7.6% rise in total traffic by handling an average of 95,000 passengers per day in August, with a 6.3% rise in international traffic and an 8.2% rise in domestic traffic.

"MAp's airports continue to deliver a strong performance with the best August ever at both Sydney and Copenhagen, whilst Brussels continues to benefit from the continuing recovery in traffic," said MAp CEO Kerrie Mather.

"Particularly pleasing is the strength in passenger numbers across all traffic categories at each airport."

Passengers from Japan increased 73%, China 52%, Korea 12%, Canada 6%, India 2%, France 2% and Germany 1% at Sydney Airport.

Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport increased by 12.9% to 2.1 million passengers, while international traffic rose by 10.5%, domestic traffic to 24.4% and transfer traffic by 16.9%.

Brussels Airport recorded a 2.4% rise in its total traffic for August, while extra-EU traffic rose 4.1% and intra-EU traffic rose 1.2%.