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Australia's domestic pax up 1% and capacity (seats) up 6% in May-2013, load factor down to 73%

26-Jul-2013 11:46 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (25-Jul-2013) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines in May-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.6 million, +1.0% year-on-year;
    • Top ten domestic city pairs:
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 672,500, +3.4%;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 354,400, +1.6%;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 249,100, -1.2%;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 180,900, +6.7%;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 174,900, +0.3%;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 169,900, +4.3%;
      • Perth-Sydney: 144,400, -0.1%;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 134,700, -4.8%;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 114,100, -7.2%;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 102,700, +12.2%;
    • Load factor: 73.4%, -2.9 ppts;
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 78.9%, +1.4 ppts;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 76.9%, -4.7 ppts;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 74.9%, -4.7 ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 80.2%, -0.5 ppt;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 74.9%, -8.9 ppts;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 71.2%, -5.1 ppts;
      • Perth-Sydney: 78.6%, +1.1 ppts;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 75.2%, -2.5 ppts;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 84.9%, +6.2 ppts;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 79%, -0.9 ppt;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +1.4%;
    • Capacity (seats): 6.4 million, +5.6%. [more – original PR]