Sydney airport passenger numbers up 6.9% in November

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Sydney airport has reported a 6.9% increase in overall passenger numbers to 3.2 million for November, compared with the same month in 2011.

The airport's international passenger numbers grew by 6.7% to 1.01 million, while its domestic passenger numbers rose by 7% to 2.18 million.

International passenger numbers, despite the major growth on routes including Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, India, Japan, the USA, Germany, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, declined on the France route.

"The Malaysian and Singaporean inbound markets continue to be the standout performers on the back of new low-cost carrier services, while China, Indonesia and India all recorded double-digit growth," says the airport's chief executive Kerrie Mather.

She adds that increased capacity from Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar Airways has helped push up domestic passenger movements.