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Australia's domestic pax numbers up 2% in May-2012, load factor stable

1-Aug-2012 10:47 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (31-Jul-2012) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines in May-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.5 million, +1.6% year-on-year;
  • Top ten domestic city pairs:
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 650,671, +0.9%;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 348,948, -4.0%;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 252,292, +0.2%;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 174,404, -11%;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 169,496, -1.4%;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 162,945, +3.8%;
    • Perth-Sydney: 144,619, +5.6%;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 141,441, -0.9%;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 122,990, +3.5%;
    • Canberra-Sydney: 98,478, -0.8%;
  • Load factor: 76.3%, -0.1 ppt;
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 77.5%, -1.9 ppts;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 81.6%, +4.8 ppts;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 79.6%, +1.2 ppts;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 83.8%, +2.8 ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 80.7%, +3.2 ppts;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 76.3%, -2.1 ppts;
    • Perth-Sydney: 77.5%, -2.0 ppts;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 77.7%, -2.0 ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 78.7%, -1.0 ppts;
    • Canberra-Sydney: 69.6%, +1.6 ppts;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +1.7%;
  • Capacity (seats): 6.1 million, +1.9%;
  • Flights: 52,797, +1.6 ppts. [more - original PR]