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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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Transport and Communication 181 Northern Territory Economy Darwin Singapore, new service on SilkAir (March 2012); Darwin Ho Chi Minh, services on Jetstar ceased (March 2012); Darwin Bali, services on AirAsia ceased (April 2012); and Darwin Sydney, new daily service on Virgin Australia (April 2012). Passenger Numbers Seating Capacity 2010-11 2011-12 Change % 2010-11 2011-12 Change % Darwin international 250 000 360 000 41.6 330 000 460 000 38.8 Darwin interstate 1 690 000 1 650 000 - 2.3 2 250 000 2 180 000 - 3.2 AliceSprings 640 000 580 000 - 10.0 890 000 830 000 - 7.0 Yulara 310 000 300 000 -3.0 500 000 510 000 2.7 Total interstate 2 640 000 2 530 000 - 4.2 3 640 000 3 520 000 - 3.3 Note: Darwin international seating capacity is an estimate. Passenger numbers and seating capacity has been rounded. Source: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics In 2012-13, modest growth in passenger numbers is expected, driven by an increase in passengers travelling overseas as a result of the high Australian dollar and the greater number of international connections operating from DarwinInternationalAirport. Domestic passenger numbers are also expected to increase, however this growth is related to fly-infly-out workers and passengers using international connections from DarwinInternationalAirport rather than domestic visitors to the Territory. The outlook for international passengers visiting the Territory will remain subdued as a result of the high Australian dollar and weak economic growth in key source markets making travel to Australia relatively expensive. However, international business and workforce passenger numbers are expected to increase. Reductions in public sector travel are expected to negatively impact interstate passenger numbers. Changes to services in 2012-13 include: Darwin Bali, services on Jetstar have decreased (August 2012); Darwin Sydney, services on Jetstar have decreased (August 2012); Yulara Cairns, services on Qantas have decreased (September 2012); Yulara Perth, services on Qantas have ceased (October 2012); Darwin Osaka via Singapore, new service on Jetstar (November2012); Darwin Townsville, services on Airnorth have increased (November2012); Darwin Canberra, services on Qantas have ceased (April 2013); AliceSprings Sydney and Melbourne, re-establishment of Tiger Airways service. The new service has increased capacity at AliceSprings Airport by 15 per cent or 150 000 seats (April 2013); Darwin Gold Coast via Mount Isa, services on Airnorth have decreased (May 2013); Yulara Sydney, services on Qantas will be replaced with Jetstar and reduced in frequency (June 2013); Table 14.2: Territory Airport Statistics