INDIA, CHINA & SOUTH KOREA MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO SYDNEY VISITOR SWELL

INDIA, CHINA & SOUTH KOREA MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO SYDNEY VISITOR SWELL

MORE than 3.7 million International and domestic visitors poured through Sydney Airport's gates in November, continuing the airport's recent traffic growth streak.

The number of international visitors grew by a significant 7.1 per cent, supported largely by visitors from China, India, South Korea, America and Germany.

Indian visitor numbers alone grew by a staggering 20.6 per cent, while Chinese and South Korean visitor numbers grew by 17.9 per cent and 9.1 per cent respectively on the prior month.

The top ten nationalities travelling through Sydney Airport in November also included New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia and the UK.

More than 2.4 million domestic passengers accounted for a visitors' growth margin of 3.1 per cent.

Sydney Airport managing director Kerrie Mather said 2017 has been an exceptional year for the business, driven partly by increased capacities and load factors.

"Sydney Airport is again on the way to record passenger numbers in 2017," said Mather.

"This continued strong growth is fantastic for the NSW economy, tourism and the airport."

Mather said the business continually invests in its terminals, roads and airfields in an effort to enhance the airport experience.

Sydney Airport also scored a recent coup as Hainan Airlines plans to launch its new Haikou-Sydney route in January 2018.

The service will create an important link between Sydney and China's southern island Hainan for both tourists and business people.

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