BITRE: Australia domestic pax up 1% in Apr-2019, load factor improves to 80%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (01-Jul-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Apr-2019:

    • Passengers: 5.1 million, +1.3% year-on-year;
      • Top 10 domestic city pairs:
        • Melbourne-Sydney: 741,922, -3.8%;
        • Brisbane-Sydney: 397,001, +1.9%;
        • Brisbane-Melbourne: 307,006, +7.9%;
        • Gold Coast-Sydney: 227,621, -6.1%;
        • Adelaide-Melbourne: 215,027, -0.2%;
        • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 185,845, +8.2%;
        • Melbourne-Perth: 180,883, +1.5%;
        • Adelaide-Sydney: 163,623, -3.9%;
        • Perth-Sydney: 142,360, -3.9%;
        • Hobart-Melbourne: 140,404, -1.2%;
    • Passenger load factor: 80.3%, +0.7ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 87.5%, +8.2ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 86.7%, -0.6ppt;
      • Perth-Sydney: 85.9%, -1.7ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 84.8%, -1.4ppts;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 84.3%, -0.7ppt;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 84.0%, -1.5ppts;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 82.8%, +5.6ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 82.1%, +0.5ppt;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 81.7%, -2.0ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 81.3%, +0.3ppts;
    • RPKs: +1.9%;
    • ASKs: +1.0%;
    • Aircraft movements: 53,412, +2.5%;
    • Seats: 6.6 million, +1.1%.