Cairns Airport numbers in March were up 3.1% for domestic and 1.7% for international compared to the previous year. In context this looks a bit ordinary if anything coming off the back of weak 2017 numbers and with the Easter period moving from mid April last year to commence in late March this year. April last year was a big month for the Airport with double digit growth.
Sydney and Auckland Airport reports both cited the early Easter for strong monthly growth. Perhaps there was also some Games traffic through SYD.
Source: Cairns Airport
When results were first posted by the Airport I thought there was some commentary on positive FIFO traffic but either it has been removed or I have had a brain dysfunction.