International pax to/from Australia up 2% to 3.1m in Mar-2017, capacity (seats) up 6% to 4.3m

    Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (31-May-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Mar-2017:

    • Passengers: 3.1 million, +1.7% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.3 million, +6.2%;
    • Flights: 16,155, +3.3%;
    • Cargo: 96,220 tonnes, +9.6%;
    • Aircraft movements: 16,155, +3.3%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas: 16.4%, +0.8ppt;
        • Jetstar: 9.3%,  -0.4ppt;
        • Emirates: 8.3%, -1.0ppt;
        • Singapore Airlines: 8.2%, +0.2ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 7.4%, -0.3ppt;
        • Virgin Australia: 5.9%, -0.8ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.9%, -0.4ppt;
        • AirAsia X: 4.1%, +0.5ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 3.1%, +0.2ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 2.9%, -0.1ppt;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 16.3%, -1.3ppts;
        • Qantas: 12.8%, -1.0ppt;
        • Emirates: 10.0%, -2.8ppts;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 7.2%, -0.3ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 5.5%, +0.4ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 3.5%, +1.0ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 3.2%, +0.2ppt;
        • Thai Airways: 3.2%, -0.3ppt;
        • Qatar Aiways: 3.0%, +0.5ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.0%, -0.2ppt.

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot accounted for 17.2% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Mar-2017. LCC share in Mar-2017 was 17.8%.