Overall growth in passenger numbers in the first quarter of 2017 was subdued‚ with SA airports seeing an overall increase in arrivals of 0.8%‚ the Airports Company of SA (Acsa) said on Tuesday.
Domestic arrivals decreased 1.03%‚ and international arrivals rose 5.6%‚ allowing overall passenger figures to remain in a positive territory‚ according to Acsa’s quarterly aviation barometer.
The barometer‚ which gauges traffic at SA airports‚ is intended to inform longer-term planning based on demand for routes‚ including for the tourism and hospitality industries.
Cape Town International Airport was again the standout performer‚ with international arrivals increasing 24.9% year-on-year‚ or by 64‚000 passengers.
Durban’s King Shaka International Airport saw an 8.1% increase or 3‚200 passengers‚
OR Tambo International airport experienced a 4% growth‚ while overall regional travel numbers remained flat‚ with arrivals decreasing 0.03%‚ Acsa said.
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