Adelaide Airport has announced solid increases in domestic and passenger numbers for 2013 over the previous year.
Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has reported domestic passengers rose 3.9 per cent to 3,174,000 for the year to December 31, up from 3,056,000 in 2012, while international traffic jumped a whopping 23.7 per cent from 351,000 to 434,000 in 2013.
An AAL media release attributed the both increases in traffic to a combination of increased capacity and better load factors. “The commencement of Air Asia X and Jetstar this quarter is an important achievement for Adelaide Airport, with the introduction of these carriers bringing both low cost international travel to the Adelaide market and the option of a second carrier on several popular routes,” AAL Managing Director Mark Young said in a statement.
The only negative growth was in regional passenger numbers, falling 7.6 per cent from 318,000 to 294,000, which was primarily attributed to a reduction in resource industry traffic.