Australia domestic pax remains stable in Sep-2018, Melbourne-Perth pax up 16%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (19-Nov-2018) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Sep-2018:

    • Passengers: 5.1 million, +0.2% year-on-year;
      • Top ten domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 739,653, -0.3%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 397,239, -1.6%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 303,208, -1.3%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 222,866, -1.0%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 201,779, stable;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 186,178, +15.6%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 179,224, +0.4%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 151,273, +0.1%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 140,965, +1.1%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 122,605, +0.7%;
    • Load factor: 81.4%, +1.0ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 90.6%, +3.5ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 84.6%, +2.4ppts;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 84.8%, +2.7ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 84.8%, +3.9ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 83.9%, -1.9ppts;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 83.6%, -0.1ppt;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 83.0%, -1.2ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 80.8%, +0.2ppt;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 79.9%, +2.0ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 77.8%, -3.7ppts;
    • RPKs: +1.1%;
    • ASKs: -0.2%;
    • Aircraft movements: 52,211, -1.9%;
    • Seats: 6.4 million, -0.5%.