The Aviation Barometer reports that for the first time, more than 40 million passengers were processed through Airports Company South Africa’s nine airports in the financial year to the end of March 2018.
The 40-million figure was achieved in spite of more modest passenger figures for the months of January to March, which saw growth of just 2.48 per cent compared to the same period in 2017.
– Domestic arrivals experienced an increase of 79,540 passengers, a 2.36 per cent increase from the previous year;
– Domestic departures increased by 91,499, a 2.70 per cent increase from the same period last year.
– International arrivals increased by 3.68 per cent, which translates to an extra 53,394 passengers, bringing the total to 1,502,516 passengers;
– International departures rose by 2.10 per cent, with an increase of 30,850 passengers, totalling 1,496,737 passengers.
Regional (Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland):
– Regional arrivals decreased by 1.55 per cent to 119,602 passengers;
– Regional departures decreased by 1.03 per cent to 122,135 passengers.