BITRE: Australia domestic pax down 1% in Feb-2019, load factor declines to 77%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (22-Apr-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Feb-2019:

    • Passengers: 4.5 million, -0.7% year-on-year;
      • Top 10 domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 744,548, -0.4%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 353,301, -3.3%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 255,981, +2.7%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 202,044, -4.1%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 200,463, +4.9%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 154,799, +4.2%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 142,286, -2.7%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 142,073, +2.0%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 141,685, +2.3%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 124,387, -2.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.3%, -0.7ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 90.5%, +1.2ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 88.2%, -0.6ppt;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 86.1%, -0.9ppt;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 82.5%, +0.8ppt;
      • Perth-Sydney: 82.3%, +0.2ppt;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 81.3%, -2.8ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 81.0%, +0.2ppt;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 80.7%, -1.4ppts;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 80.6%, +2.2ppts;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 78.6%, +2.4ppts;
    • RPKs: -1.2%;
    • ASKs: -0.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 48,649, +0.2%;
    • Seats: 5.9 million, -0.5%.