Avline No. 11— January 2008

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The feature article examines the aviation industry's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and the steps being taken both domestically and internationally to quantify the problem and to reduce aviation emissions.

The number of passengers on Australian international flights has increased to 22.3 million in 2006–07, up 4.7 per cent on the previous year. Growth is driven mainly by Australian residents travelling overseas rather than the arrival of international visitors. The number of international flights has also increased by 1.3 per cent to 119 271.

Australia's domestic airline industry continues to operate at high levels with a record 45.3 million passengers carried in 2006–07, 6.0 per cent higher than 2005–06 . The major domestic airlines carried 39.8 million passengers, an increase of 8.0 per cent over 2005–06. Regional airlines carried 5.51 million passengers, an increase of 10.8 per cent over the previous year.