5-Dec-2012 10:50 AM

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

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:

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.