Dubbo City Regional Airport breaks 200,000 barrier
Last updated: 27 Jun 2019
Dubbo City Regional Airport has broken through the 200,000 annual passenger barrier for the first time in history.
The total number of passengers flying to and from Dubbo in the 12 months
of the 2015/2016 financial year was 203,294 eclipsing the previous
record set in 2007/2008 by more than 10,000 people.
Western Plains Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp said Dubbo
City Regional Airport has enjoyed a very positive period of growth in
the past two years and passengers have responded strongly to additional
“It is clear that passengers value the ability to fly direct to the
capital cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne,” Mr Kneipp said.
“These direct services make flying a more attractive proposition not
just for people from the immediate area of Dubbo, Wellington and
Narromine but further afield such as Orange, Parkes and various towns in
the wider Orana region,” Mr Kneipp said.
“The direct services also provide a great opportunity to bring visitors
direct to Dubbo for events, conferences and to visit the region’s great
attractions,” he said.
Mr Kneipp said compared to 2014/2015 there has been a 7.6 per cent
increase in passenger numbers and the past 11 months have been the
highest respective monthly totals on record.
“These figures signal the strength of the region and the opportunities
for inbound tourism and business as much as proving opportunities for
local people to travel to a variety of destinations,” Mr Kneipp said.