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Strong growth in passenger numbers for Mount Isa

December 5, 2018

Mount Isa Airport welcomed more than 17,800 passengers through its gates in October, continuing its strong performance in the past 21 months.

 A summary of October results is provided in the table below:

 Queensland Airports Limited Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said October was a good month for Mount Isa Airport.

“Mount Isa is continuing to perform well, reflecting an improving economy,particularly in the resources sector in Queensland,” Mr Mills said.

 “Passenger numbers grew by 3.7 per cent in October, with 17,815 people passing through our gates during the month. This is up from 17,172 passengers in the corresponding period last year.

“Apart from a slight dip in September, passenger numbers at Mount Isa have increased steadily every month since January 2017. This is indicative of the growing confidence in the market in the mining industry and is great news for Queensland’s north west.”

Passenger numbers were also strong at Longreach Airport, which recorded a 9.9 per cent increase in passengers during October, with 3,317 people passing through the gates.

 The increase was due in part to a charity flight on October 20, which attracted strong support to help raise money for drought-affected farmers in the region. This was aided by Queensland Airports Limited’s waiving of airport charges for the event.