International pax to/from Australia up 5% to 39.6m in 2017, capacity (seats) up 5% to 51.7m

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (25-May-2018) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for the 12 months ended Dec-2017:

    • Passengers: 39.6 million, +5.3% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 51.7 million, +5.0%;
    • Flights: 196,864, +3.4%;
    • Freight: 1.1 million, +8.9%;
    • Mail: 37,767, +3.1%;
    • Aircraft movements: 201,186, +3.9%;
    • Share of operated seats by region:
      • Southeast Asia: 34.7%;
      • New Zealand: 19.6%;
      • Northeast Asia: 19.6%;
      • North America: 8.2%;
      • Middle East: 11.7%;
      • Oceania: 4.5%;
      • Africa: 1.0%;
      • South Asia: 0.4%;
      • South America: 0.3%;
    • Top 10 countries by passenger movements:
      • New Zealand;
      • Singapore;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • China;
      • USA;
      • Indonesia;
      • Hong Kong;
      • Malaysia;
      • Thailand;
      • Japan;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
    • Share of passengers carried:
      • Qantas: 16.4%;
      • Jetstar: 9.1%;
      • Emirates: 8.3%;
      • Singapore Airlines: 8.1%;
      • Air New Zealand: 6.6%;
      • Virgin Australia: 6.0%;
      • Cathay Pacific: 4.6%;
      • Airasia X: 4.0%;
      • Etihad Airways: 3.2%;
      • China Southern Airlines: 3.1%;
      • Others: 30.7%;
    • LCCs share: 16.7%, -1.5ppts. [more – original PR]