Australia’s BITRE domestic pax up 2% to 5.1m in Jan-2018

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (28-Mar-2018) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Jan-2018:

    • Passengers: 5.1 million, +2.1% year-on-year;
      • Top ten domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 742,761, +4.7%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 364,590, -2.0%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 291,254, -0.6%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 268,842, +2.4%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 204,227, +4.6%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 200,967, +1.7%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 190,757, -0.8%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 161,998, -1.8%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 159,314, -1.1%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 153,250, -2.8%;
    • Load factor: 79.5%, +0.4ppt;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 87.5%, +4.0ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 78.7%, +0.9ppt;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 79.8%, +1.3ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 89.5%, +0.6ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 88.4%, +3.4ppts;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 78.6%, -2.0ppt;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 89.6%, +2.7ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 79.5%, -3.4ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 77.9%, -2.2ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 88.1%, +0.6ppt;
    • RPKs: +1.4%;
    • ASKs: +0.9%;
    • Aircraft movements: 51,652, +0.4%;
    • Seats: 6.6 million, +1.1%. [more – original PR]