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24-May-2012 11:16 AM

Australia's domestic pax numbers up 2% in Mar-2012, load factor down slightly

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (23-May-2012) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines in Mar-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.7 million, +2.0% year-on-year;
  • Top ten domestic city pairs:
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 694,100, +0.1%;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 366,000, -1.2%;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 260,100, +6.8%;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 192,400, +1.8%;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 183,400, -11.9%;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 169,800, +4.4%;
    • Perth-Sydney: 155,800, +7.9%;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 152,800, -3.6%;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 148,700, +10.3%;
    • Hobart-Melbourne: 107,800, -6.4%;
  • Load factor: 77.2%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 82%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 80.5%, +2.1 ppts;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 76.8%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 85%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 82.6%, -2.6 ppts;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 79.6%, -4.0 ppts;
    • Perth-Sydney: 78.4%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 85.1%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 79.6%, -1.3 ppts;
    • Hobart-Melbourne: 83.6%, -2.2 ppts;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +3.4%;
  • Capacity (seats): 6.2 million, +3.0%;
  • Flights: 53,178, +1.3%. [more – original PR]

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