BITRE: Australia domestic pax stable at 4.9m in May-2019, load factor declines to 77%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (14-Jul-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for May-2019:

    • Passengers: 4.9 million, +0.4% year-on-year;
      • Top 10 domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 768,109, +0.9%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 396,519, -0.2%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 276,470, -0.3%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 206,393, +2.9%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 199,098, -0.5%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 160,239, -2.5%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 148,416, +1.6%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 146,791, -3%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 133,040, -2.7%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 119,933, +0.7%;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.4%, -0.8ppt;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 82.4%, +1.6ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 82.2%, -2.6ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 81.2%, -1.1ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 81.2%, +1.1ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 81.1%, -5.3ppts;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 80.8%, +1.4ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 80.4%, -1.8ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 79.4%, -2.1ppts;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 76.3%, -3.0ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 77.1%, +0.4ppt;
    • RPKs: +0.2%;
    • ASKs: +1.2%;
    • Aircraft movements: 54,374, +3.0%;
    • Seats: 6.5 million, +1.9%.