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Australian domestic pax reaches record 55 million in FY2012

14-Sep-2012 12:08 PM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (13-Sep-2012) domestic air passenger numbers increased 0.4% year-on-year to a record 55.0 million in the 12 months ended 30-Jun-2012. According to the BITRE, apart from the period immediately following the global financial crisis, domestic passenger numbers have grown consistently since mid-2002, growing by an average 6.1% p/a over the past decade. In FY2012, Sydney remained Australia's busiest domestic airport with 24.2 million passengers followed by Melbourne with 21.4 million passengers and Brisbane with 16.4 million passengers. Melbourne–Sydney remained Australia's busiest route with 7.7 million passengers, followed by Brisbane–Sydney with 4.4 million passengers and then Brisbane–Melbourne with 3.2 million passengers. The greatest percentage increase in passenger traffic, compared with the year ending Jun-2011, occurred on routes to/from Perth. Details include:

  • Passenger numbers: 55.0 million, +0.4% year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 78.8%, +0.1 ppt;
  • Aircraft trips: 615,200, +0.7%. [more – original PR]