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Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (18-Feb-2019) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Dec-2018:

  • Passengers: 5.1 million, -2.0% year-on-year;
    • Top ten domestic city pairs:
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 746,815, -1.4%;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 407,337, -1.1%;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 302,663, -2.1%;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 239,752, -5.3%;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 209,912, -3.0%;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 194,835, +1.1%;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 184,227, +1.1%;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 162,980, -4.3%;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 159,118, +1.8%;
      • Perth-Sydney: 152,244, -4.8%;
  • Load factor: 80.6%, -0.4ppt;
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 87.9%, +1.1ppts;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 86.7%, +1.3ppts;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 82.2%, -0.4ppt;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 87.9%, +0.7ppt;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 83.0%, +2.1ppts;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 87.3%, -1.5ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 85.0%, +0.6ppt;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 85.5%, +1.6ppts;
    • Hobart-Melbourne: 77.6%, -1.0ppt;
    • Perth-Sydney: 87.7%, +0.1ppt;
  • RPKs: -2.1%;
  • ASKs: -1.6%;
  • Aircraft movements: 51,769, -1.7%;
  • Seats: 6.5 million, -2.0%. [more - original PR]

The Blue Swan Daily, in a report entitled: 'Virgin Australia trans-Tasman loads hit seven-year low following termination of its Air New Zealand alliance', stated (18-Feb-2019) trans Tasman market imbalance will have to be addressed as a priority for Virgin Australia. A return to profitability may allow some scope for a competitive response, however without the ability to add large amounts of capacity Virgin remains confined to a narrow range of options without its JV with Air New Zealand, such as the inclusion of Tigerair Australia. [more - Blue Swan Daily Analysis]

ICAO announced (15-Feb-2019) it agreed on the following measures during its Aviation Environmental Protection committee:

  • A stringency level limiting the emissions of non volatile particulate matter from aircraft engines;
  • Improvements of aircraft noise up to 15.5dB below Chapter 14 limits for single aisle aircraft by 2027;
  • NOx emission by 54% relative to the latest ICAO NOx SARPs;
  • Fuel efficiency up to 1.3% p/a for aircraft entering into production;
  • Benefits accrued from the use of sustainable aviation fuels within the context of CORSIA will be calculated and claimed;
  • Rules and procedure for the ICAO Council's Technical Advisory Body will be recommended. [more - original PR]

Pratt & Whitney delivered (18-Feb-2019) PW1900G production engines to Embraer, for fitting to the initial serially produced E195-E2 aircraft at the E2 final assembly line in Brazil. The E195-E2, the largest of the three variant E2 regional jet family, is expected to enter service in 2Q2019 with Azul. [more - original PR]

Singapore Airlines Group reported (18-Feb-2019) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2019:

  • Passengers: 3.1 million, +8.2% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 83.1%, +2.0ppts;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +10.4%. [more - original PR]

China Airlines denied (18-Feb-2018) media reports it is planning "big cuts" to profitable routes, stating it currently has no plans to reduce frequencies or suspend routes. Due to the change in dispatch of pilots and an increase in operating costs following the recent pilots strike action, China Airlines said it will continue to adjust supply in relation to demand in order to optimise profit on each route. The carrier noted it generally adjusts frequencies to optimise the efficiency of its aviation network. Using Ontario as an example, China Airlines said the route has been performing well after the carrier optimised the route through business promotion, adjusting slots and aircraft used on the route. Load factor on the route averaged 90% in Jan-2019. [more - original PR - Chinese]

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