The findings from the Sydney Morning Herald have shown that Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra airports all saw an increase in traffic throughout May, but it was the former that had seen the best level of improvement.
According to the report, this was down to the new connection that opened between Melbourne and Japan, which allowed more Asian visitors to come to the nation. With these being some of the biggest investors in Australia, this will be a real positive for the nation.
"The strong growth of the Japanese market in May shows that people are taking advantage of Jetstar's Melbourne-Japan service which commenced in late April," Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff said.
"International passenger growth in May was also boosted by two global conferences, the World Congress of Cardiology and the International Congress of World Federation of Haemophilia, both held at the Melbourne Convention Bureau."
It is thought that further medical conferences being held in the city later this year in July will also serve to improve the numbers of visitors to Melbourne.
Posted by Craig Francis