International pax to/from Australia up 8% to 37.6m in 2016, capacity (seats) up 10% to 49.3m

26 May, 2017

Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reports (26-May-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for 2016:

  • Passengers: 37.6 million, +7.9% year-on-year;
  • Available seats: 49.3 million, +9.9%;
  • Flights: 190,376, +8.0%;
  • Freight: 1.0 million tonnes, +3.9%;
  • Mail: 36,631 tonnes, -2.0%;
  • Aircraft movements: 193,607, +7.7%;
  • Share of operated seats by region:
    • Southeast Asia: 36.0%;
    • New Zealand: 19.9%;
    • Northeast Asia: 17.7%;
    • Middle East: 11.3%;
    • North America: 8.6%;
    • Oceania: 4.7%;
    • Africa: 1.0%;
    • South America: 0.4%;
    • South Asia: 0.3%;
  • Top 10 countries by passenger movements:
    • New Zealand;
    • Singapore;
    • United Arab Emirates;
    • USA;
    • Indonesia;
    • Hong Kong;
    • China;
    • Malaysia;
    • Thailand;
    • Japan;
  • Top 10 international carriers:
  • Share of passengers carried:
    • Qantas:15.6%;
    • Jetstar: 9.5%;
    • Emirates: 8.8%;
    • Singapore Airlines: 8.1%;
    • Air New Zealand: 6.8%;
    • Virgin Australia: 6.3%;
    • Cathay Pacific: 4.9%;
    • AirAsia X: 3.9%;
    • Etihad Airways: 3.1%;
    • China Southern Airlines: 2.9%;
    • Others: 30.2%;
  • LCCs share: 18.2%, +1.8ppts. [more - original PR]