Perth Airport a  standout: AIX
Perth Airport a standout: AIX

Australian Infrastructure Fund says that passenger growth at its portfolio of airports grew by 1.3 per cent in May compared with the same month a year earlier.

The diversified transport infrastructure fund reported that Perth Airport was the standout asset, with passenger growth of 9.4 per cent in May, reflecting the strength of the resources sector.

Passenger growth at Melbourne Airport was 0.5 per cent for May and 0.2 per cent at Queensland Airports, which includes the Gold Coast airport.

In Germany, Dusseldorf Airport reported passenger growth of 1.0 per cent, while Hamburg Airport reported negative growth of 0.8 per cent.

The growth in international passengers, of 2.8 per cent and 4.2 per cent respectively, offset the decline in the domestic terminals at the two German airports.

This was in part due to one-off events that positively affected patronage, it was also due to a reduction in domestic capacity by Lufthansa and Air Berlin, as well as the grounding of Cirrus Airlines, which serviced domestic routes from Hamburg Airport.

The West Australian

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