Movements at Brisbane's Archerfield Airport have risen 47% since 2014-15, leading an overall increase of 8.2% for Australia's seven capital city Class D towered airports.
Archerfield had 185,790 movements of all types in the 2017-18, making it the fifth busiest of the capital city GA airports behind Moorabbin (282,954), Bankstown (260,916), Jandakot (208,778) and Parafield (203,852). Archerfield has recorded a steady increase in traffic since the 126,544 movements reported in 2014-15.
Significant increases in movements have also been reported for Moorabbin (20% increase over 2014-15) and Bankstown (19%).
Perth's Jandakot has had a roller-coaster ride since 2014-15 when it held the mantle of busiest capital city GA airport in Australia. Jandakot suffered an 11% decrease in movements in 2015-16, followed by a 23% increase for 2016-17, then another fall of 20% for the financial year just passed. Overall, movements are down 13% over the four years.
Aircraft movements at Adelaide's Parafield Airport are also on the slide, with 203,852 recorded for 2017-18, down 13.6% on the 236,044 of 2014-15.
Camden has experienced moderate growth of 10% over the four years, and Hobart's Cambridge has been on a slight decline, recording a 6.3% decrease.
Combined, Bankstown and Camden returned figures of 365,878 for the 2017-18 year, 8% higher than the Moorabbin-Essendon combination, which saw 336,478 movements for the year.