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International pax to/from Australia up 6% to 2.4 million in Nov-2012, cargo up 3%

7-Feb-2013 10:53 AM

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (06-Feb-2013) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Nov-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.4 million, +6.3% year-on-year;
    • Available seats: 3.2 million, +3.6%;
    • Flights: 13,019, +2.3%;
    • Cargo volume: 78,642 tonnes, +3.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 13,679, +2.2%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
    • Share of passengers carried:
      • Qantas: 17.3%, -0.9 ppt;
      • Singapore Airlines: 9.6%, +0.3 ppt;
      • Virgin Australia: 8.4%, -0.5 ppt;
      • Emirates: 8.2%, stable;
      • Jetstar: 8.0%, +0.1 ppt;
      • Air New Zealand: 7.8%, -0.6 ppt;
      • Cathay Pacific: 4.6%, -0.9 ppt;
      • Malaysia Airlines: 3.8%, +0.2 ppt;
      • Thai Airways: 3.7%, +1.0 ppts;
      • AirAsia X: 2.9%, +0.9 ppt;
    • Share of cargo carried:
      • Qantas: 15.7%, -2.0 ppts;
      • Singapore Airlines: 15.7%, -0.8 ppt;
      • Emirates: 13.3%, +1.7 ppts;
      • Cathay Pacific: 8.4%, +0.1 ppt;
      • Malaysia Airlines: 6.1%, -0.6 ppt;
      • Air New Zealand: 4.8%, stable;
      • Thai Airways: 3.5%, -1.1 ppts;
      • Jetstar: 2.7%, +0.4 ppt;
      • Etihad Airways: 2.6%, stable;
      • UPS: 2.4%, -0.4 ppt. [more – original PR]

BITRE also reported low cost carriers (LCCs) AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Tiger Airways and Scoot accounted for 13.8% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in Nov-2012. The LCC share in Nov-2011 was 19.2%. The decrease of 5.4 ppts from Nov-2011 to Nov-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.