BITRE: Australia international pax up 1% in Sep-2019, LCCs pax share at 14.8%

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (29-Nov-2019) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Sep-2019:

    • Passengers: 3.5 million, +1.0% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.3 million, -1.6%;
    • Cargo: 90,274 tonnes, -7.9%;
    • Flights: 16,762, +0.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 17,194, -0.1%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas Airways: 17.1%, -0.2ppt;
        • Jetstar Airways: 9.1%, +0.5ppt;
        • Singapore Airlines: 8.5%, +0.1ppt;
        • Emirates Airline: 7.2%, -1.3ppts;
        • Virgin Australia: 6.7%, +0.1ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 6.5%, +0.3ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific: 4.4%, +0.3ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.3%, +0.2ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 2.9%, -0.4ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 2.7%, +0.2ppt;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 16.5%, -0.3ppt;
        • Qantas Airways: 11.9%, -0.2ppt;
        • Emirates Airline: 8%, +0.6ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific: 7.5%, +0.6ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 4.9%, +0.1ppt;
        • FedEx: 4.5%, +1.9ppts;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 4%, +1ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.2%, -0.5ppt;
        • Thai Airways: 3.1%, -0.2ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.0%, -0.3ppt.

    LCCs AirAsia XCebu PacificIndonesia AirAsiaJetstar AirwaysJetstar AsiaScoot and Thai AirAisa X accounted for 14.8% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Sep-2019. LCC share in Sep-2018 was 14.6%.