BITRE: Australia intl pax up 4% in Nov-2018, LCCs account for 15% of intl pax

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (03-Feb-2019) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Nov-2018:

    • Passengers: 3.3 million, +4.1% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.4 million, +4.2%;
    • Cargo: 107,183 tonnes, -0.3%;
    • Flights: 16,717, +4.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 17,167, +5.2%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas: 17.7%, +0.8ppt;
        • Jetstar: 9.0%, +0.1ppt;
        • Singapore Airlines: 8.2%, +0.1ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 7.4%, +0.4ppt;
        • Emirates: 6.8%, -1.1ppts;
        • Virgin Australia: 6.4%, +0.3ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.6%, stable;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.3%, +0.3ppt;
        • AirAsia X: 2.9%, -0.6ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 2.5%, +0.4ppt;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 16.2%, -0.2ppt;
        • Qantas: 11.8%, +0.4ppt;
        • Emirates: 8.6%, +0.1ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 7.3%, +0.6ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 4.7%, -0.4ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.8%, +0.9ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.5%, -0.1ppt;
        • Virgin Australia: 2.8%, +0.9ppt;
        • Federal Express Corporation (FedEx): 3.1%, +0.7ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 3.1%, +0.2ppt.

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot accounted for 15.0% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Nov-2018. LCC share in Nov-2017 was 16.0%.