International airline activity

Summary

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

International scheduled passenger traffic in July 2020 was 73,851 compared to 3.736 million in July 2019 – a decrease of 98.0 per cent. International air services this month have been severely impacted by travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chart below compares monthly passenger traffic for the year ended July 2020 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended July 2019. Passenger traffic for the year ended July 2020 was 27.070 million which is a 35.8 per cent decrease over the figure for the year ended July 2019.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during July 2020 were 264,564 – a decrease of 94.3 per cent compared to July 2019. The overall seat utilisation percentage decreased from 82.5 per cent in July 2019 to 27.9 per cent in July 2020.

Summary of year on year activity

  Year ended
July 2019
Year ended
July 2020
Change
Total passenger movements (million) 42.146 27.070 -35.8%

Summary of month on month activity

  July 2019 July 2020 Change
Passengers carried (million) 3.736 0.074 -98.0%
Freight (tonnes) 87 557 67 946 -22.4%
Mail (tonnes) 3 115 1 560 -49.9%
Available Seats (million) 4.617 0.265 -94.3%
Flights 17 880 3 017 -83.1%
Aircraft Movements 18 336 3 175 -82.7%
International total passengers carried by month (millions)