A total of 2,539,619 passengers passed through the airport’s four terminals last month, including 647,368 international travellers.
The international figure is the highest recorded since the onset of Covid-19 and reflects increased capacity from carriers including United Airlines and Qatar Airways, as well as the return of Air Asia X.
1,892,251 domestic travellers flew through Melbourne in November, which represents a 461% increase on the previous November, but is 16% down on the corresponding month in 2019.
Melbourne Airport Chief Executive Officer Lorie Argus said work is continuing improve the experience for passengers, with terminal upgrade work continuing through the summer.
“Over the coming weeks we plan to open new Chatime, Mezze ZaZa and Sunglass Hut stores in Terminal 3/4, an Oroton pop-up in Terminal 2 as well as a Daniel’s Donuts pop-up and a new WH Smith kiosk in Terminal 1,” she said.
“These new options will provide passengers with more choice as they arrive or depart, and we look forward to further expanding our offering when the full upgrade of Terminal 1 is completed next year.”
“We have hundreds of new staff preparing to work their first Christmas holiday period at Melbourne Airport which is exciting, but at the same time we’d ask passengers to be patient as the team works to get everyone and their belongings safely where they need to be over the summer holiday period.”
Passenger figures for November 2022:
|Passengers||November 2022||November 2021||Growth (%)*|
|Total (ex transits)||2,539,619||383,476||+562%|
|Total (ex transits)||2,539,619|
*Monthly percentage growth compared to November 2021
Passenger figures for Financial Year to November
|Passengers||Financial Year 2022/23||Financial Year 2021/22||Growth (%)*|
|Total (ex transits)||12,423,469||1,016,723||+1,122%|
|Total (ex transits)||12,423,469|
*percentage growth compared to FY 2021/22
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