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Thursday, 2 December 1976


Mr Haslem asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(1)   How many passengers, both inward and outward, used the Canberra Airport during each of the years 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75 and 1975-76.

(2)   What is the projected number of passengers, both inward and outward, who will use the Airport during each of the years 1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-79.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Statistics for passengers both inward an outward for each ofthe years 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75 and 1975-76 are as follows:

 

(2)   The traffic decline experienced during 1975-76 is expected to continue into the New Year. Thereafter, a modest growth in traffic may be expected. On this basis my Department estimates that total passenger traffic will reach the following levels for the next three years:

1976- 77-840000

1977- 78-855 000

1978- 79-875 000.







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