Australia’s BITRE domestic pax up 3% to 5.1m in Apr-2018

    Australia‘s Bureau of InfrastructureTransport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (27-Jun-2018) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Apr-2018:

    • Passengers: 5.1 million, +3.1% year-on-year;
      • Top ten domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 770,997 +6.0%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 389,543, +1.4%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 284,525, -2.3%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 242,480, +3.3%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 215,390, +6.3%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 178,163, +1.2%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 171,773, +1.1%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 170,319, +6.7%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 142,067, +1.3%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 148,212, +0.6%;
    • Load factor: 79.6%, +0.1ppt;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 85.0%, -0.3ppt;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 81.0%, -0.9ppt;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 77.2%, -3.2ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 85.5%, +0.5ppt;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 83.7%, +2.7ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 87.3%, +0.7ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 79.3%, -5.9ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 86.2%, +4.0ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 81.6%, -4.1ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 87.6%, +2.8ppts;
    • RPKs: +2.6%;
    • ASKs: +2.5%;
    • Aircraft movements: 52,229, +0.8%;
    • Seats: 6.5 million, +2.8%. [more – original PR]