BITRE: Australia intl pax up 7% in Aug-2018, LCC market share in intl pax drops

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (01-Nov-2018) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Aug-2018:

    • Passengers: 3.5 million, +6.7% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.5 million, +4.8%;
    • Cargo: 98,626 tonnes, +5.2%;
    • Flights: 17,263, +4.6%;
    • Aircraft movements: 17,785, +5.7%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas: 17.1%, +0.5ppt;
        • Jetstar: 9.0%, -0.8ppt;
        • Singapore Airlines: 8.2%, stable;
        • Emirates: 7.9%, stable;
        • Virgin Australia: 6.4%, -0.1ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 6.2%, -0.1ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.4%, -0.2ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.3%, +0.6ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 3.3%, -0.3ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.1%, +0.2ppt;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 16.5%, +0.4ppt;
        • Qantas: 12.4%, +0.3ppt;
        • Emirates: 7.6%, -1.7ppts;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 6.8%, -0.3ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 5.1%, -1.0ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 4.3%, +0.3ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.4%, +0.7ppt;
        • Thai Airways: 3.1%, -1.1ppts;
        • Virgin Australia: 3.0%, +0.7ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 2.8%, -0.1ppt.

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot Tigerair accounted for 14.8% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Aug-2018. LCC share in Aug-2017 was 18.4%.