While overall passenger figures for Melbourne Airport suffered a slight reduction in November, compared with the same period last year, there was growth in international movements.
Melbourne Airport welcomed 602,766 international passengers, achieving 4 percent international growth in the month of November 2013, compared to the corresponding month last year.
Brazil (+27.1 percent), Malaysia (+21.7 percent), Spain (+13.6 percent) and Taiwan (+13.1 percent) were the strongest performing nationalities through November 2013, compared to 2012 figures.
Domestic passenger numbers for November declined 1.9 percent, compared with November 2012.
“In November, Malaysia Airlines commenced their third daily service to the popular destination of Kuala Lumpur and we were thrilled with Jetstar’s recent announcement to commence flights to Japan next year, the first direct service from Melbourne to Tokyo in five years,” Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff said.
Melbourne Airport will finish the year with a number of projects completed or underway to upgrade and expand its facilities and infrastructure to improve the overall passenger experience.