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International pax to/from Australia up 5% in Sep-2012, cargo up 2%

5-Dec-2012 10:50 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (04-Dec-2012) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Sep-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.5 million, +5.4% year-on-year;
  • Available seats: 3.2 million, +2.5%;
  • Flights: 13,094, +2.0%;
  • Cargo volume: 72,538 tonnes, +1.6%;
  • Aircraft movements: 13,962, +3.8%;
  • Top 10 international carriers:
  • Share of passengers carried:
    • Qantas: 17.5%, -0.7 ppt;
    • Singapore Airlines: 9.4%, +0.4 ppt;
    • Emirates: 8.5%, +0.6 ppt;
    • Virgin Australia: 8.4%, stable;
    • Jetstar: 8.3%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 7.8%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Cathay Pacific: 4.5%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 3.7%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 3.5%, -0.8 ppt;
    • AirAsia X: 2.8%, +0.8 ppt;
  • Share of cargo carried:
    • Qantas: 16.1%, -0.7 ppt;
    • Singapore Airlines: 15.5%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Emirates: 12.3%, +1.3 ppts;
    • Cathay Pacific: 8.0%, -2.2 ppts;
    • Malaysia Airlines: 6.3%, +0.8 ppt;
    • Air New Zealand: 4.9%, -0.1 ppt;
    • Thai Airways: 4.2%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Jetstar: 3.0%, +0.6 ppt;
    • UPS: 2.7%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Etihad Airways: 2.6%, +0.2 ppt. [more – original PR]

BITRE also reported low-cost carriers AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Tiger Airways and Scoot accounted for 14.2% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Sept-2012. LCC share in Sept-2011 was 18.8%. The decrease of 4.6 ppts from Sept-2011 to Sept-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.