Domestic aviation activity

Summary

graph of annual domestic passengers

graph of monthly domestic passengers

There were 4.92 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in June 2019, an increase of 0.1 per cent on June 2018.

4.71 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in June 2019, a decrease of 0.2 per cent on June 2018.

RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 5.50 billion for the month, virtually the same as in June 2018.

Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 0.4 per cent compared with June 2018 to a total of 7.03 billion.

The industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) decreased from 78.6 per cent in June 2018 to 78.3 per cent in June 2019.

For the month of June 2019, Melbourne – Sydney remained Australia’s busiest RPT route with 701 648 passengers, a decrease of 3.3 per cent compared with June 2018.

In June 2019, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.10 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 1.96 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.38 million passenger movements.

Total cargo movements at Australian airports on domestic RPT flights were 36.4 thousand tonnes in June 2019, an increase of 1.1 per cent compared with June 2018.

In June 2019, there were 1.97 million domestic passenger movements through regional airports, 0.7 per cent higher than in June 2018.

Fixed-wing charter operators carried 209.5 thousand passengers in June 2019, an increase of 7.6 per cent on June 2018. Perth Airport accounted for 38.8 per cent of all charter passengers in Australia.

 

Summary of annual RPT activity
 YE June 2018YE June 2019Growth
Total passengers carried 60.75 million 60.95 million   0.3 %
Revenue passenger kilometres 70.86 billion 71.06 billion   0.3 %
Available seats 77.49 million 77.48 million   0.0 %
Available seat kilometres 88.52 billion 88.50 billion   0.0 %
Load factor 80.1 % 80.3 %   0.2*
Aircraft trips 634.4 (000s) 633.4 (000s)  -0.1 %

*percentage point difference