Brisbane Airport has achieved another record year, registering more than 21 million international and domestic passengers during the 2011/12 financial year. This equates to year-on-year growth of 4.6 per cent or more than 910,000 additional passengers.
Brisbane Airport recorded a 4.5 per cent increase in domestic passengers, up 715,000 passengers to 16.51 million in the financial year with intrastate/regional traffic accounting for 33 per cent of total domestic traffic, up from 31 per cent over last year.
Seat capacity on domestic routes was also up by 5.4 per cent equating to nearly 1 million additional seats on offer across the domestic network. Four out of five of these additional seats were allocated to intrastate destinations.
Flights between Brisbane and Avalon (Melbourne) recorded the highest load factors for the year, with Perth services achieving the greatest growth in passenger volumes in the year.
Seat capacity on international routes was also up by 4.9 per cent (over 300,000 additional seats) with the average number of seats per flight was also up year-on-year from 230 to 239 due to the use of larger aircraft.
It should be noted that Brisbane Airport was affected in the previous financial year by flooding of the Brisbane River.
http://bne.com.au/media-centre/media-releases/21-million-passengers-makes-it-another-record-year-bne for Brisbane Airport media release.