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Sydney Airport exceeds 41 million passengers in 2016

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 20, 2017


Sydney Airport topped 41 million passengers in calendar 2016, led by growth in international travellers.

The airport handled 41.87 million passengers in the 12 months to December 31 2016, up 5.6 per cent from 39.656 million in the prior year.

The number of international passengers rose 8.9 per cent to 14.94 million, Sydney Airport said on Friday. The company said it was the fastest pace of international growth in 12 years.

“We’re proud to have worked with our airline and tourism partners to support aviation and tourism growth in Sydney and NSW, adding almost 2.5 million incremental seats in 2016,” Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Sydney Airport handled 26.929 million domestic passengers in calendar 2016, an increase of 3.8 per cent from the prior corresponding period.

Comments (5)

  • Graeme Hooper


    The airport just handles the aircraft and airside passenger movements but Sydney Airport and the State Government need to reduce the margins they are making on parking and airport access fees . Hold parking at some of the most expensive in the world. Reducing the Airport access fee would encourage more people to use the rail link

  • Nathniel Luminatos


    76 million passengers in 2030? That’s a scary thought!

  • Patrick Kilby


    Nathaniel 30 million of them will be at Sydney Westbso no worries.

  • Rodney Marinkovic


    After construction of Western Sydney Airport (WSA) Kingsford Smith Airport will be more accessible with trafic and prices…
    Rodney for KS Airport.

  • MikeZ


    What was the source of the increase? Chinese tourists?

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