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

11-Jan-2013 10:58 AM

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:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.6 million, +4.0% year-on-year;
  • Available seats: 3.3 million, +2.4%;
  • Flights: 13,426, +1.1%;
  • Cargo volume: 76,743 tonnes, +2.9%;
  • Aircraft movements: 14,264, +2.4%;
  • Top 10 international carriers:
  • Share of passengers carried:
    • Qantas: 17.3%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Singapore Airlines: 9.2%, +0.3 ppt;
    • Virgin Australia: 8.7%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Jetstar: 8.5%, +0.4 ppt;
    • Emirates: 8.3%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 8.0%, -0.9 ppt;
    • Cathay Pacific: 4.4%, -0.8 ppt;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 3.7%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 3.5%, +0.4 ppt;
    • AirAsia X: 3.1%, +1.1 ppts;
  • Share of cargo carried:
    • Qantas: 15.8%, -1.0 ppts;
    • Singapore Airlines: 15.2%, -1.4 ppts;
    • Emirates: 13.2%, +2.7 ppts;
    • Cathay Pacific: 8.4%, -1.5 ppts;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 6.2%, +0.1 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 4.9%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 3.9%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Jetstar: 3.0%, +0.6 ppt;
    • Etihad Airways: 2.7%, +0.3 ppt;
    • UPS: 2.4%, -0.1 ppt. [more – original PR]

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.