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‍Mount Isa Airport ends financial year in strong position

August 13, 2019

Passenger numbers at Mount Isa Airport grew by 5 per cent in the past financial year as the resources sector continues to rebound in Queensland’s north west.

Final results for FY2019 show a total of 205,682 passengers passed through the gates at Mount Isa Airport during the year, representing a 5 per cent increase on the previous corresponding period.

Chris Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), which operates Mount Isa Airport, said the strong result comes at a time when demand had been soft elsewhere.

“Passenger growth was recorded for 16 of the past 18 months,” he said.

“The increase in passenger numbers has been driven by high loads on the Brisbane-Mount Isa route, and additional capacity added on our regional routes. The last time passenger numbers reached these levels was the 2014/15 financial year.

“The results are certainly reflective of increasing activity in the resources sector, which is a positive sign for the region and comes at a time when passenger demand has been flat in other regions across Australia during the year.”

QAL is an accomplished airport operator that owns and operates the Gold Coast,Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports. An Australian-owned company, QAL is committed to delivering for the communities located where it operates.

A summary of the year’s results follows in the table below.

Mount Isa Airport  Passenger Numbers FY2019

Jul 2018: 18,025 passengers (+7.8% YOY change)

Aug 2018: 19,631 passengers (+7.9%)

Sep 2018: 16,721 passengers (-2.7%)

Oct 2018: 17,815 passengers (+3.7%)

Nov 2018: 17,030 passengers (+0.8%)

Dec 2018: 14,824 passengers (+3.6%)

Jan 2019: 14,510 passengers (+10.4%)

Feb 2019: 15,410 passengers (+12.0%)

Mar 2019: 17,106 passengers (-1.8%)

Apr 2019: 17,138 passengers (+4.4%)

May 2019: 19,299 passengers (+9.2%)

Jun 2019: 18,173 passengers (+7.6%)

Total FY2019: 205,682 passengers (+5.0% YOY change)