Key Passenger Statistics
Townsville Airport is North Queensland’s aviation hub with more that 1.6million passengers annually. In the 2009/2010 financial year a 4% passenger growth was recorded. The Airport’s continual growth has been partly due to a significant increase in the proportion of passengers connecting to another flight after leaving Townsville. Additional direct routes both domestically and internationally cements Townsville’s position as key regional hub connecting Queensland and major cities throughout Australia.

Source: Townsville Airport Passenger Statistics

Passenger Mix
Townsville Airport’s passenger mix is evenly spread the local catchment and those visiting Tonwsville, providing year round market stability. Locals make up over 40% of passengers, which is a significant proportion, amounting to over 600,000 passenger movements per year. The frequency of air travel for locals is evidenced by the fact the region has a population of only 160,000 in the immediate catchment area.

Source: Townsville Airport Passenger Survey

Reason for Travel
Townsville Airport’s passenger mix is evenly spread between business and leisure traffic. The itinerant population generates a strong visiting friends and relatives (VFR) market. Townsville’s inbound tourism market is growing as the destination develops. Visitors to the region travelling by air are primarily from the South East Queensland market, reflecting the volume of seat capacity between Brisbane and Townsville.

Source: Townsville Airport Passenger Survey