12 Jun 2007
International passengers grew by 11.4% in May against a decline of seats of 1.8%. Growth to South East Queensland was particularly strong, and Melbourne grew strongly as well, despite an 11% fall in seats on that route. Overall international load factor for the month was 72%, up 8 points on May last year. Domestic passengers fell by 1.0% in May against last year, with seats down 6.6% and a load factor of 73% (69% last year).
In retail, work has commenced on a new landside duty free store for Regency, which opened its airside stores last December. Kia Kaha and the new Oceanic Arts stores have opened, and tenders are underway for new concessions for souvenirs/gifts, news & books and music.
Consultations with airlines may complete in the next few weeks with further exchanges of material and proposals completed in May. The most recent proposal was for a 2.85% increase in landing charges each year for the next five years, with the international departure fee held constant over that period.
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