International airline activity

Summary

Forty-nine international airlines operated scheduled services to/from Australia during the month (includes four dedicated freight airlines but excludes airlines operating only via code share arrangements).

International scheduled passenger traffic in February 2022 was 436 432. International passenger traffic continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger traffic was 51 613 in February 2021, 2.805 million in February 2020 and 3.257 million in February 2019.

Passenger traffic for the year ended February 2022 was 2.315 million which is a 6.0 per cent decrease over the figure for the year ended February 2021 (2.462 million). Passenger traffic in the year ended February 2020 was 42.138 million.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during February 2022 were 891 109 – an increase of 122.1 per cent compared to February 2021. The overall seat utilisation percentage decreased from 72.4 per cent in February 2020 to 12.9 per cent in February 2021. It has increased to 49.0 per cent in February 2022.

Summary of year on year activity

  Year ended
February 2021
Year ended February 2022 Change
Total passenger movements (million) 2.462 2.315 -6.0%

Summary of month on month activity

  February 2021 February 2022 Change
Passengers carried (million) 0.052 0.436 745.6%
Freight (tonnes) 62 507 78 161 25.0%
Mail (tonnes) 1 607 1 423 -11.4%
Available Seats (million) 0.401 0.891 122.1%
Flights 3 100 5 142 65.9%
Aircraft Movements 3 332 5 720 71.7%

 

Passengers carried by month (millions)