Traveler growth rate at Sydney Airport in Australia Feb-Apr 2020 by nationality

In April 2020, the number of Australians passing through Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport in Australia had dropped by 98.9 percent from the previous year. This massive drop in traffic was a direct result of the novel coronavirus outbreak. By the end of April, restrictions on international travel had similarly affected all nationalities passing through Sydney Airport. Although Chinese travelers were first to experience travel restrictions in February when the Australian government placed a ban on all flights from China.

Annual growth rate of leading nationalities travelling through Sydney Airport in Australia from February to April 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

February to April 2020

Supplementary notes

Growth rate compares the number of arrivals and departures at Sydney Airport during with that of the corresponding month in 2019.

Due to data availability, all international passenger numbers (including prior corresponding period comparisons) are based on Confirmed Airline Passenger (CAP) data. As per previous information releases, these figures may contain estimates with any adjustments to preliminary statistics included in the year to date results in future months.

All data is for arriving and departing international passengers. All data is taken from management accounts, is provisional and subject to revision. All data has been rounded to the nearest thousand and in some instances the total may not be equal to the sum of the parts. Percentage changes have been calculated based on actual figures.

February data for Germany not provided by source. March data for South Korea not provided by source. April data for India not provided by source.

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