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Barossa Air Show 2015 Announced

The 2015 Barossa Airshow has been announced and will be held on Sunday April 12th.

5DME will be covering the event and will update you in the lead-up to April 15.

Again, the St Jakobi School and the Barossa Air Show Committee look forward to seeing you there!!!

Adelaide Airport records double digit international growth for the third consecutive year

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has reported strong total passenger growth of 5.0% and outstanding international passenger growth of 25.5% for the financial year ended 30 June 2014.

International passenger growth reflects both an improvement in load factors and a +17.0% increase in capacity, largely due to the commencement of Air Asia X and Jetstar’s international services in the second quarter which brought low cost international travel to the Adelaide market and the option of a second carrier on several popular routes.

The international growth continues the trend of outstanding international passenger growth seen at Adelaide Airport over the last few years, with growth of 13.0% and 14.8% reported for FY12 and FY13 respectively.

Managing Director Mark Young said “the 25.5% international passenger growth seen at Adelaide Airport is a remarkable result and crowns three consecutive years of double digit international passenger growth. Our consistent growth has caught the attention of international carriers and resulted in a substantial improvement in the availability of direct services out of Adelaide. We now have 53 international services operating directly from Adelaide per week, compared to 33 this time three years ago.”

Domestic performance was strong despite the tough operating environment with domestic passengers growing +3.5% to 6.2 million for the year. The domestic growth reflects both an improvement in average load factors and capacity increases across the network, with an additional 238,000 (+3.1%) seats in comparison to the previous corresponding period.

Regional passengers decreased by -4.7% on prior year primarily as a result of a reduction in resource industry related traffic, however, this somewhat stabilised in the second half.

Apology - Web Site Issues Update 25-7-14

The team at 5DME would like to apologise to our viewers for the lack of activity over the past few months. We have had issues with the web site and this has prevented a major upgrade of the site.

Until these issues are resolved we have reverted back to the previous format where our blog is separate from the web site. This should not present any issues for viewers.

We look forward to working on the site upgrade and trust the good ole' 5DME will keep the aviation info coming to you until then.


David Hales
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