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International pax to/from Australia up 4% to 2.3 million in Feb-2013

3-May-2013 11:38 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (02-May-2013) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Feb-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.3 million, +4.4% year-on-year;
  • Available seats: 3.1 million, +2.8%;
  • Flights: 12,340, +0.3%;
  • Cargo volume: 68,945 tonnes, +2.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 12,986, +0.4%;
  • Top 10 international carriers:
  • Share of passengers carried:
    • Qantas: 17.2%, -1.7 ppts;
    • Singapore Airlines: 9.6%, +0.6 ppt;
    • Emirates: 8.5%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 8.1%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Jetstar: 7.7%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Virgin Australia: 6.7%, -0.4 ppt;
    • Cathay Pacific: 4.9%, -0.7 ppt;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 4.0%, +0.1 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 3.4%, stable;
    • China Southern Airlines: 2.8%, +0.6 ppt;
  • Share of cargo carried:
    • Singapore Airlines: 15%, +0.7 ppt;
    • Qantas: 14.2%, -4.6 ppts;
    • Emirates: 14.2%, +1.4 ppts;
    • Cathay Pacific: 8.2%, +0.3 ppt;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 5.9%, +0.6 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 5.0%, -0.1 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 4.6%, stable;
    • Etihad Airways: 3.5%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Jetstar: 2.8%, +0.1 ppt;
    • UPS: 2.7%, -0.1 ppt. [more – original PR]

BITRE also reported (02-May-2013) low cost carriers (LCCs) AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Tiger Airways and Scoot accounted for 13.3% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Feb-2013. The low cost carrier share in Feb-2012 was 11.9%.