Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) released the Jun-2017 Australian domestic aviation activity report. Highlights include:
- 9 million, +1.7% year-on-year;
- Scheduled passengers: 4.7 million, +1.8%;
- Passengers (12 months to Jun-2017): 59.3 million, +1.5%.
- Aircraft movements: 55,334: +0.8%;
- Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs): 5.46 billion, +0.4%;
- Available seat kilometres (ASKs): 7.05 billion, +0.6%.
- Load factor: 77.4%, -0.2 ppts.
- Load factors on individual regular public transport (RPT) routes decreased on 29 of the 65 routes with data available for publishing.
- Melbourne–Sydney remained Australia’s busiest RPT route with 721,462 passengers, +4.5%.
- Brisbane-Sydney with 382,389 passengers (+2.9%); and
- Brisbane–Melbourne with 279,450 passengers (+0.9%);
Routes with traffic decreases:
- Hamilton Island-Sydney (-40.6%);
- Brisbane-Gladstone (-19.9%);
- Cairns-Melbourne (-9.5%): and
- Newman-Perth (-8.8%).
RPT passenger numbers increases:
- Brisbane–Proserpine (+19.9%);
- Canberra-Melbourne (+14.7%):
- Darwin-Perth (+10.2%); and
- Sunshine Coast-Sydney (+10.0%).
Domestic RPT passenger traffic (moving annual totals)
RPT Network utilisation (moving annual totals)
Regional airport traffic almost flat
Regional airports suffered in the month with 1,950,000 domestic passenger movements, an increase of just 0.1% year-on-year.
Out of the top 50 regional airports, the strongest growth was at Orange Airport (+40.5%), while the largest decrease was at Hamilton Island Airport (-33.5%).
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 205,700 passengers, down 0.3%. Perth airport accounted for 38.0% of all charter passengers in Australia.
Domestic cargo traffic
Total cargo movements at Australian airports on domestic regular public transport (RPT) flights were 36.4 thousand tonnes in Jun-2017, up 6.3% year-on-year.