The FINANCIAL -- International passengers at Melbourne Airport increased by 12 per cent during the third quarter of 2014/15 to reach 2,174,568 passengers.
Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff, said world class events had made their mark during the quarter.
“Melbourne was the place to be over the last few months with our great state’s calendar of major global events and international conferences drawing vast numbers of visitors from all corners of the globe,” said Mr Woodruff.
“The Australian Open, the AFC Asian Cup, the Australian Grand Prix and the ICC Cricket World Cup were spectacular attractions for our city while Chinese New Year celebrations and the Indonesian Tupperware convention highlighted the diversity of Melbourne.”
“And in March, our fantastic events and celebrations boosted year on year monthly international passenger growth to the highest level ever.”
For the month of March, international passengers rose by 18 per cent, domestic passengers grew by 5 per cent and total passenger growth reached 8 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to Melbourne Airport.
“Our transformation continues and in March we reinvested more than $70 million, taking our quarterly reinvestment to more than $175 million.”
“The extension of Airport Drive, a new domestic terminal, a new transport hub, a new tri-generation plant, expanded international passenger transit facilities and new airline lounges are just some of the transformational projects that will deliver a better customer experience at Melbourne Airport.”