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Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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recently in response to reduced visits by fishing boats due to changes in fisheries management policies and increased usage of marina facilities at Cullen Bay. International traffic growth at Darwin Airport was a modest 2.5% in 1995-96, although domestic passenger growth was 15.2%, making Darwin the Federal Airport Corporations fastest growing domestic airport for the third consecutive year. The number of food, beverage and retail outlets at Darwin Airport also increased throughout the year. This expansion reflects the continued prosperity of tourism in the Territory. The domestic airline market is predominantly serviced by Ansett and Qantas, which respectively provide 157 and 203 services to the Territory each week. The international market is served by seven carriers: Qantas; Ansett; Royal Brunei; Garuda Indonesia; Merpati Nusantara; Singapore Airlines; and Malaysia Airlines, with 23 international services per week. Local company, Air North, will be introducing a twice weekly service to Ambon in May 1997. Both major domestic airlines have increased services to the Territory in the past year to cater for rising demand. Ansett has added new non-stop flights from Darwin to Perth (and return), Brisbane to Ayers Rock and Ayers Rock to Sydney and increased capacity on its flights through 0 100 200 300 400 500 ASEAN Japan Three Dragons Europe Other '000 TonnesSource: Darwin Port Authority International Trade through the Port of Darwin 1996 (excluding private berths) Figure 14.1 23% 57% 15% 3% 3% Transport and Communications 82