Australia’s BITRE: Domestic pax up 2% to 4.9m in Apr-2017

    Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (16-Jun-2017) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Apr-2017:

    • Passengers: 4.9 million, +2.1% year-on-year;
      • Top ten domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 727,051, +0.4%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 384,014, -0.5%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 291,176, +5.5%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 234,763, +3.7%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 202,681, -1.9%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 175,969, +1.6%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 169,924, +11.8%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 159,593, -0.4%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 147,281, -0.8%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 140,251, +8.2%;
    • Load factor: 79.5%, +2.4ppts;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 85.3%, +3.3ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 81.9%, -0.8ppt;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 80.4%, +3.0ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 85.0%, -0.9ppt;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 81.0%, -1.8ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 86.6%, +7.2ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 85.2%, +7.3ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 82.2%, -2.6ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 84.8%, +1.4ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 85.7%, +3.1ppts;
    • RPKs: +2.6%;
    • ASKs: -0.6%;
    • Aircraft movements: 51,561, -2.3%;
    • Seats: 6.3 million, -0.5%.