BITRE: Australia intl pax up 4% in FY2019, LCC pax share declines

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (28-Oct-2019) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2019:

    • Passengers: 42.1 million, +3.7% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 53.9 million, +1.8%;
    • Cargo: 1.1 million tonnes, -0.8%;
    • Flights: 205,814, +2.2%;
    • Aircraft movements: 211,505, +2.5%;
    • Top 10 international carriers by share of passengers:
      • Qantas Airways: 17.4%;
      • Jetstar Airways: 8.6%;
      • Singapore Airlines: 8.2%;
      • Emirates: 7.3%;
      • Air New Zealand: 6.8%;
      • Virgin Australia: 6.5%;
      • Cathay Pacific: 4.5%;
      • China Southern Airlines: 3.2%;
      • Qatar Airways: 2.9%;
      • AirAsia X: 2.8%.

    LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Scoot and Thai AirAsia X accounted for 14.5% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2019. LCC share in the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2018 was 15.9%.