International airline activity

Summary

Fifty 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 October 2022 was 2.174 million. International passenger traffic continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger traffic was 46,145 in October 2021 and 3.587 million in October 2019.

Passenger traffic for the year ended October 2022 was 14.506 million which is a 65.7 per cent decrease over the figure for the year ended October 2019 (42.318 million). Passenger traffic in the year ended October 2021 was 1.145 million.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during October 2022 were 2.584 million – a decrease of 42.3 per cent compared to October 2019. The overall seat utilisation percentage was 82.1 per cent in October 2019 and 8.7 per cent in October 2021. It has increased to 86.1 per cent in October 2022.

Summary of year on year activity

  Year ended
October 2021
Year ended October 2022 Change
Total passenger movements (million) 1.145 14.506 1266.9%

Summary of month on month activity

  October 2021 October 2022 Change
Passengers carried (million) 0.046 2.174 4710.4%
Freight (tonnes) 87,056 76,828 -11.7%
Mail (tonnes) 1,595 1,988 24.6%
Available Seats (million) 0.532 2.584 385.4%
Flights 4,187 10,922 160.9%
Aircraft Movements 4,327 10,563 144.1%

 

Passengers carried by month (millions)