More people are flying to Sydney than last year, according to airport statistics.

More and more people are choosing Sydney as their holiday destination.

New figures from the city’s airport has shown that it has grown revenue and passenger traffic in the first six months of the year, as new carriers launched international services.

“Combined with ongoing strong performances in the Chinese and Indian markets, these new services have led to significant inbound tourism growth,” chief executive of the airport Kerrie Mather said.

Revenue for 2012 to June 30th increased by 6.6 per cent to $503.6 million, while the number of tourists passing through the airport rose to 17.7 million – a jump of 1.6 per cent.

It is hardly surprising that people want to visit the New South Wales capital.

As well as world famous attractions such as the Opera house and Harbour Bridge, it is also surrounded by the beautiful Blue Mountains and boosts a great arts and culture scene.

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