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Airports Company South Africa sees general decline in passenger figures

Posted 2 May 2017 · Add Comment

Airports Company South Africa has said overall passenger growth in the first quarter of 2017 was subdued, with total arrivals up by a marginal 0.8% and departures increasing by 1.3%.

International Arrivals rose by 5.6% while international departures went up by 7.6%, which contributed to the overall passenger figures remaining in positive territory.

Cape Town International Airport was the standout performer with international arrivals going up by 24.9% to 64 610 passengers and international departures growing by 29.5% to 77 003 passengers.

King Shaka International Airport showed encouraging growth for international arrivals, which increased by 8.1%, translating into 3200 extra passengers.

Departures increased by 3452 passengers, up 8.4% compared to 2016. This

translates into a record high growth of 8.5%. Cape Town International Airport came in second with 7.1% and O. R. Tambo International Airport experienced a 4% growth.

PASSENGER STATS SUMMARY

Domestic:

· Domestic arrivals experienced a decrease of 3 376 274 passengers, 1.03% down from the previous year; · Domestic departures also decreased by 3 390 996 passengers, a 1.1% reduction from the same period in 2016.

International: 

· International arrivals increased by 5.6% to 1 449 122 passengers;

· International departures rose by a notable 7.6% to 1 465 887 passengers.

Regional (Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland):

· Travel to neighbouring countries remained healthy, with regional arrivals decreasing by 0.03% to 121 482 passengers.

 

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