Melbourne Airport reports 98.8% traffic decline in Aug-2020

21 September, 2020

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport handled (21-Sep-2020) 36,471 passengers in Aug-2020, a 98.8% decrease year-on-year. Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said: "The tough lockdown measures are working and thankfully our COVID numbers are steadily falling… While our daily infection rate still has a way to go, it is time to start planning for a way out of restrictions". Mr Strambi said while travel restrictions are effective, "the bans on travel are blunt instruments with severe side effects and should not be used a day longer than necessary" and the airport can "see a pathway where travel between Victoria and New South Wales could open up well before Christmas". [more - original PR]