Domestic aviation activity
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 2018||YE June 2019||Growth|
|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