BITRE: Australia domestic pax stable at 5.2m in Aug-2019, MEL-SYD pax declines 2%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Oct-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Aug-2019:

    • Passengers: 5.2 million, +0.2% year-on-year;
      • Top 10 domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 769,529, -1.6%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 413,613, -0.7%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 306,282, +2.2%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 217,246, -1.7%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 212,024, +2.9%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 177,635, +1.6%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 168,901, +2.9%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 149,036, +0.3%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 133,503, +0.3%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 125,053, +4.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 82.5%, +1.4ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 91.2%, -0.4ppt;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 87.1%, +5.5ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 86.1%, +6.7ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 86.0%, -0.1ppt;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 85.6%, +0.1ppt;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 85.4%, +1.8ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 84.3%, +0.1ppt;
      • Perth-Sydney: 83.1%, +5.2ppts;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 82.2%, +1.0ppt;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 80.1%, +3.2ppts;
    • RPKs: +0.6%;
    • ASKs: -1.1%;
    • Aircraft movements: 53,500, -0.8%;
    • Seats: 6.5 million, -0.8%.