BITRE: Australian domestic pax down 81% in Sep-2021, compared to Sep-2019

23 November, 2021

Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (23-Nov-2021) the following domestic traffic highlights for Australian airlines for Sep-2021:

  • Passengers: 994,402, -80.8% compared to Sep-2019; 
    • Brisbane - Cairns: 92,026, -16.3%;
    • Brisbane - Townsville: 58,833, -35.6%;
    • Brisbane - Mackay: 45,388, -34.9%;
    • Broome - Perth: 41,873, +32.8%;
    • Karratha - Perth: 41,086, -1.4%;
    • Adelaide - Perth: 34,827, -34.7%;
    • Perth - Port Hedland: 34,550, +6.6%;
    • Adelaide - Brisbane: 30,166, -60.2%;
    • Brisbane - Rockhampton: 28,551, -39.6%;
    • Newman - Perth: 28,060, -3.7%;
  • Passenger load factor: 54.9%, -26.9pp;
    • Brisbane - Cairns: 73.8%, -9.3pp;
    • Brisbane - Townsville: 66.3%, -15.4pp;
    • Brisbane - Mackay: 63.8%, -16.9pp;
    • Broome - Perth: 70.9%, -13pp;
    • Karratha - Perth: 66.3%, -4.1pp;
    • Adelaide - Perth: 65.5%, -12.3pp;
    • Perth - Port Hedland: 63%, -1.5pp;
    • Adelaide - Brisbane: 59.2%, -20.9pp;
    • Brisbane - Rockhampton: 70.7%, -15pp;
    • Newman - Perth: 48.3%,-12.3pp;
  • RPK: -79.1%;
  • ASK: -68.9%;
  • Aircraft movements: 20,658, -61.3%;
  • Seats: 1.8 million, -71.8%. [more - original PR]