Cairns Airport were later than usual with their monthly numbers. July is typically the peak month for the year for domestic.
Domestic passengers increased 2.7% compared to the previous year. This was due to an additional 10,000 passengers (+3.2%) travelling on the combined Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne routes. A total of 325,000 passengers flew on these three routes in July. All other routes were stable with a 0.3% passenger increase.
No mention of those school holidays this month. However growth in the 12 month moving average for domestic has been slowed somewhat in 2017 with some bumpy monthly volatility after peaking at 5.7% last October.
International growth remained solid at 9.8% in July. Positive results for Japan and Singapore routes reported. Negative news on changes to Philippines flights from December. August is typically peak month for international passengers.
Source: Cairns Airport