11-Jan-2013 10:58 AM

International pax to/from Australia up 4% to 2.6 million in Oct-2012, cargo up 3%

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (10-Jan-2013) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Oct-2012:

BITRE also reported low-cost carriers AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Tiger Airways and Scoot accounted for 14.8% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Oct-2012. LCC share in Oct-2011 was 19.4%. The decrease of 4.6 ppts from Oct-2011 to Oct-2012 is mainly due to Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue being counted as LCCs to Nov-2011 while for Dec-2011 and onwards, the rebranded Virgin Australia and Virgin Samoa are not counted as LCCs.