BITRE: Australia intl pax up 5% to 41.6m in 2018, Qantas accounts for 17% pax

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (04-Mar-2019) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Dec-2018 and the year to Dec-2018:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 3.9 million, +3.1% year-on-year;
      • Available seats: 4.9 million, +2.0%;
      • Cargo: 102,430 tonnes, -3.9%;
      • Flights: 18,495, +1.7%;
      • Aircraft movements: 18,936, +2.6%;
      • Top 10 international carriers:
        • Share of passengers carried:
          • Qantas: 16.8%, +0.9ppt;
          • Jetstar: 8.2%, stable;
          • Emirates: 7.9%, -0.7ppt;
          • Singapore Airlines: 7.7%, -0.1ppt;
          • Air New Zealand: 6.7%, +0.3ppt;
          • Virgin Australia: 6.4%, +0.5ppt;
          • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.6%, stable;
          • China Southern Airlines: 3.6%, -0.2ppt;
          • AirAsia X: 3.0%, -0.7ppt;
          • Qatar Airways: 2.8%, +0.5ppt;
        • Share of cargo carried:
          • Singapore Airlines: 16.1%, +0.6ppt;
          • Qantas: 11.0%, +0.2ppt;
          • Emirates: 8.3%, +0.1ppt;
          • Cathay Pacific Airways: 7.6%, +0.7ppt;
          • Air New Zealand: 5.0%, -0.4ppt;
          • China Southern Airlines: 3.7%, -0.4ppt;
          • FedEx: 3.5%, +1.2ppts;
          • Malaysia Airlines: 3.2%, +0.2ppt;
          • Qatar Airways: 3.0%, +0.3ppt;
          • Virgin Australia: 2.8%, +0.3ppt;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 41.6 million, +4.9%;
        • Share of passengers carried:
          • Qantas Airways: 17.1%;
          • Jetstar: 8.9%;
          • Singapore Airlines: 8.0%;
          • Emirates: 7.7%;
          • Air New Zealand: 6.6%;
          • Virgin Australia: 6.2%;
          • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.4%;
          • China Southern Airlines: 3.2%;
          • AirAsia X: 3.1%;
          • Etihad Airways: 2.9%;
      • Cargo: 1.2 million tonnes, +5.6%.

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot Tigerair accounted for 14.5% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Dec-2018. LCC share in Dec-2017 was 15.10%.