International pax to/from Australia up 4% to 3.5m in Jul-2017, capacity (Seats) up 4% to 4.5m

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (04-Oct-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Jul-2017:

    • Passengers: 3.5 million, +3.9% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 4.5 million, +4.4%;
    • Flights: 17,157, +3.1%;
    • Cargo: 88,164 tonnes, +8.0%;
    • Aircraft movements: 18,091, +7.0%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Qantas: 16.2%, +0.7ppt;
        • Jetstar: 9.1%,  +0.1ppt;
        • Emirates: 8.5%, -0.3ppt;
        • Singapore Airlines: 8.3%, -0.1ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 6.5%, +0.1ppt;
        • Virgin Australia: 6.2%, +0.1ppt;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.2%, -0.1ppt;
        • AirAsia X: 4.0%, -0.1ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 2.6%, +0.2ppt;
        • Etihad Airways: 3.5%, -0.1ppt;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 15.6%, -2.0ppts;
        • Qantas: 12.4%, -0.6ppt;
        • Emirates: 8.8%, -1.1ppts;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 7.0%, -0.1ppt;
        • Air New Zealand: 6.5%, +0.2ppt;
        • Thai Airways: 4.0%, +0.8ppt;
        • China Southern Airlines: 3.7%, -0.1ppt;
        • Federal Express Corporation: 3.2%, +0.3ppt;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 2.8%, +0.1%;
        • Etihad Airways: 2.6%, stable. [more – original PR]

    BITRE also reported LCCs AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific AirIndonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot/Scoot Tigerair accounted for 16.7% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Jul-2017. LCC share in Jul-2017 was 19.1%.