Queensland Airports Limited has released its traffic figures for April 2010 showing that the group, which operates Gold Coast, Townsville and Mount Isa airports, handled 10.3 per cent more passengers than the same time last year.
Each airport recorded an increase over the month, led by Mount Isa which was up 19.5 per cent, Gold Coast at 12.5 per cent, and Townsville at 2.5 per cent.
“Across the board the airports in the QAL Group have all recorded good passenger movements for April. Gold Coast Airport continues to grow in both the domestic and international markets and is maintaining a very strong performance,” said managing director Dennis Chant. “Townsville is still recording year on year growth, while Mount Isa continues to rebound from lower passenger numbers last year. All in all this reflects well on the economy and the resulting consumer confidence in Australia.”