Japan, NZ continue recovery

Japan, NZ continue recovery
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Continued recovery in the Japanese and New Zealand markets helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic climb more than 7% in September.

More than one million international passengers passed through the airport with seasonal Jetstar flights and daily Scoot and Air Asia X services also fuelling the growth.

“The recent trend of significant growth in Singaporean and Malaysian arrivals continued on the back of these services,” chief executive Kerrie Mather said.

Those markets climbed 66% and 44% respectively, fiugures showed.

China consolidated its position as Sydney’s second largest foreign market with 18% growth, while Japan and NZ continued their recovery with double digit rises of 13% and 11% respectively, Mather said.

But some markets did decline sharply, most notably Indonesia with a 23% fall, which the airport attributed to the earlier Eid holiday which pulled travel forward to August.

There was also declines from UK (-6%) and France (-12%).

Domestic passenger numbers climbed 5.6% to 2.1 million, Sydney's fourth consecutive month of growth.

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