International pax to/from Australia up 2% to 3.9m in Jan-2018, capacity (Seats) up 5% to 4.9m

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

    • Passengers: 3.9 million, +2.2% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.9 million, +4.7%;
    • Flights: 18,603, +5.1%;
    • Cargo: 93,183 tonnes, +16.8%;
    • Aircraft movements: 18,869, +4.7%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas: 16.5%, +0.3ppt;
        • Jetstar: 8.9%, -0.2ppt;
        • Emirates: 8.3%, -0.6pp;
        • Singapore Airlines: 7.6%, -0.2ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 6.3%, +0.1ppt;
        • Virgin Australia: 6.0%, +0.4ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.3%, +0.3ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.5%, stable;
        • AirAsia X: 3.5%, -0.7ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 3.0%, stable;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 17.0%, +0.5ppt;
        • Qantas: 10.3%, -1.3ppts;
        • Emirates: 7.6%, -2.3ppts;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 7.4%, stable;
        • China Southern Airlines: 4.1%, +1.3ppts;
        • Air New Zealand: 3.9%, -2.4ppts;
        • Thai Airways: 3.5%, -0.4ppt;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.2%, +0.3ppt;
        • China Eastern Airlines: 3.0%, +0.5%;
        • Etihad Airways: 2.9%, stable.

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific AirIndonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot Tigerair accounted for 15.7% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Jan-2018. LCC share in Jan-2017 was 17.2%. [more – original PR]