The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Anthony Albanese announced today that last year was a record for domestic aviation.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Anthony Albanese annouced today that last year was a record for domestic aviation.
During 2010 there were almost 600,000 flights carrying almost 54 million passengers between Australian airports. This was an increase of 7 per cent from 2009. A further 26.8 million passengers travelled on international flights from and to Australian airports.
The fastest domestic growth occurred on routes between:
- Gold Coast - Newcastle, up 26 per cent;
- Darwin - Melbourne, up 19.8 per cent;
- Cairns - Melbourne, up 15.7 per cent;
- Karratha - Perth, up 13.3 per cent; and
- Adelaide - Brisbane, up 12.6 per cent.
The five busiest routes in 2010 were
- Melbourne - Sydney with 7.9 million passengers;
- Brisbane - Sydney with 4.4 million passengers;
- Brisbane - Melbourne with 3 million passengers;
- Gold Coast - Sydney with 2.4 million passengers;
- Adelaide - Melbourne with 2.3 million passengers.
Amongst the nation's ten biggest domestic airports, the Gold Coast recorded the fastest growth in the number of passengers transiting through it, up to 10.5% from 2009 to more then 4.7 million passengers.
http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/releases/2011/June/AA094_2011.htm for a copy of the Miniserial Press Release.