Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics released its domestic aviation activity report for Aug-2017 highlighting a 2.0% increase year-on-year equalling 5.21 million passengers. According to BITRE, available seat kilometres (ASKs), decreased by 1.2% year-on-year to a total of 7.50 billion. The industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 76.1% in Aug-2016 to 78.0% in Aug-2017.
For the month of Aug-2017, Melbourne-Sydney remained Australia’s busiest route with 753,958 passengers, an increase of 2.0% year-on-year. It was followed by Brisbane-Sydney with 398,640 passengers (up 1.9%) and Brisbane-Melbourne with 298,157 passengers (up 3.7%).
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