Melbourne Tullamarine Airport CEO: Coronavirus 'was the worst crisis to hit the airport in 30 years'

22 April, 2020

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport CEO Lyell Strambi reported (21-Apr-2020) the global coronavirus health pandemic "was the worst crisis to hit the airport in 30 years". Mr Strambi stated: "Our latest passenger numbers paint a picture of just how lean the airport is running, in March traveller numbers were down by 44 per cent on the previous month and by the end of the month numbers were down by 95 per cent on last year". Mr Strambi stated: "The international traveller market was completely devastated as we recorded the worst year-on-year international growth in the airport's history, surpassing all other shocks to date including 9/11 and SARS" with the decline not only impacting airlines, but also airports. [more - original PR]