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Australia's domestic pax numbers up 5.8% in FY2011, load factor down

8-Sep-2011 10:30 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (08-Sep-2011) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for the 12 months ended Jun-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 54.8 million, +5.8% year-on-year;
  • Top five domestic city pairs:
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 7.9 million, +3.5%;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 4.4 million, +2.7%;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 3.1 million, +11.3%;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 2.3 million, +11.7%;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 2.3 million, +1.4%;
  • Load factor: 78.7%, -0.9 ppt;
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 82.8%, +0.9 ppt;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 80.7%, -1.6 ppts;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 80.5%, -2.7 ppts;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 83%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 84.6%, +0.9 ppt;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +7%;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +8.2%;
  • Seats: 70.6 million, +6%;
  • Flights: 610,830, +6.5%. [more – original PR]