International pax to/from Australia up 8% to 37.6m in 2016, capacity (seats) up 10% to 49.3m

    Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (26-May-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for 2016:

    • Passengers: 37.6 million, +7.9% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 49.3 million, +9.9%;
    • Flights: 190,376, +8.0%;
    • Freight: 1.0 million tonnes, +3.9%;
    • Mail: 36,631 tonnes, -2.0%;
    • Aircraft movements: 193,607, +7.7%;
    • Share of operated seats by region:
      • Southeast Asia: 36.0%;
      • New Zealand: 19.9%;
      • Northeast Asia: 17.7%;
      • Middle East: 11.3%;
      • North America: 8.6%;
      • Oceania: 4.7%;
      • Africa: 1.0%;
      • South America: 0.4%;
      • South Asia: 0.3%;
    • Top 10 countries by passenger movements:
      • New Zealand;
      • Singapore;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • USA;
      • Indonesia;
      • Hong Kong;
      • China;
      • Malaysia;
      • Thailand;
      • Japan;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
    • Share of passengers carried:
      • Qantas:15.6%;
      • Jetstar: 9.5%;
      • Emirates: 8.8%;
      • Singapore Airlines: 8.1%;
      • Air New Zealand: 6.8%;
      • Virgin Australia: 6.3%;
      • Cathay Pacific: 4.9%;
      • AirAsia X: 3.9%;
      • Etihad Airways: 3.1%;
      • China Southern Airlines: 2.9%;
      • Others: 30.2%;
    • LCCs share: 18.2%, +1.8ppts.