BITRE: Australian international pax down 96.8% in May-2021, compared to May-2019

    Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Jul-2021) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for May-2021:

    • Passengers: 214,246, -93.3% compared to May-2019;
    • Available seats: 816,048, -80.5%;
    • Cargo: 76,183 tonnes, -17.6%;
    • Flights: 5134, -68.4%;
    • Aircraft movements: 5318, -68.2%;
    • Top 10 international carriers:
      • Share of passengers carried:
        • Air New Zealand: 49.0%, +36.5pp year-on-year;
        • Qantas Airways: 22.6%, +19.2pp;
        • Jetstar Airways: 6.7%, +6.7pp;
        • Singapore Airlines: 5.7%, +3.8pp;
        • Qatar Airways: 3.9%, -30.4pp;
        • Emirates Airline: 1.9%, +1.4pp;
        • United Airlines: 1.3%, -3.4pp;
        • China Southern Airlines: 1.2%, -3.7pp;
        • Etihad Airways: 0.9%, +0.3pp;
        • American Airlines: 0.9%, +0.9pp;
      • Share of cargo carried:
        • Singapore Airlines: 12.9%, +2.0pp;
        • Qantas Airways: 9.7%, -0.2pp;
        • FedEx: 8.5%, -1.6pp;
        • Emirates Airline: 7.5%, +0.4pp;
        • Qatar Airways: 7.0%, -0.4pp;
        • Kalitta Air: 7.0%, +2.1pp;
        • Tasman Cargo Airlines: 4.7%, +1.3pp;
        • Cathay Pacific Airways: 4.6%, -5.9pp;
        • Air New Zealand: 4.1%, +1.1pp;
        • Malaysia Airlines: 4.0%, -0.6pp.

    LCCs Jetstar Airways and Scoot accounted for 7.2% of total international passenger traffic to/from Australia in May-2021. The LCC share in May-2019 was 14.3%.

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