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Mount Isa Airport stands out with growth

January 29, 2020

Strong figures in December topped off a stellar year for Mount Isa Airport, with the port welcoming and farewelling almost 10 percent more passengers over the 12 months than in 2018.

A total of 217,803 passengers passed through the gates of Mount Isa Airport during calendar year 2019, representing 9.25 per cent growth on the previous corresponding period.

December was particularly strong for the port, with 17,439 passengers passing through the gates during the month – representing 17.6 per cent growth on December 2018.

Queensland Airports Limited Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said Mount Isa Airport was a stand-out performer for the QAL group,which also owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville and Longreach airports.

“The past year was a big one for Mount Isa Airport, driven by activity in the resources sector,” he said.

“The 17.6 per cent growth in passenger numbers in December was the strongest growth rate for the airport in five years.”

Passenger figures have risen for 22 of the past 24 months at Mount Isa Airport.

Other highlights of the year included the achievement of Level 2 carbon accreditation with the Airports Council International – recognition of the port’s work towards reducing its carbon footprint.

A table of the results is summarised below: