Melbourne Airport exceeded 2.5 million passenger movements in October, its highest figure yet for a single month, with 27 million passengers passing through the airport for the 12 months to the end of October, also a record.
International passenger traffic through Melbourne is surging, up 14.3 per cent in October compared to October 2009 to 532,046, while domestic passenger numbers grew a robust 9.6 per cent to 1,968,000.
Asian markets drove much of the international traffic increase. Malaysia passport holders were up 42.7 per cent for the month, Thailand up 41.9 per cent, Taiwan up 27.3 per cent, India up 14.6 per cent and China 14.5 per cent. Australian passport holders travelling on international flights were also up 16.0 per cent.