International airline activity

 

Summary

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

International scheduled passenger traffic in November 2019 was 3.421 million compared to 3.325 million in November 2018 – an increase of 2.9 per cent. March 2019 (-2.5 per cent) was the only time since March 2011 that monthly passenger traffic recorded a decrease compared to the same month in the previous year.

The chart below compares monthly passenger traffic for the year ended November 2019 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended November 2018. Passenger traffic for the year ended November 2019 was 42.415 million which is a 2.3 per cent increase over the figure for the year ended November 2018.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during November 2019 were 4.360 million – a decrease of 0.5 per cent compared to November 2018. The overall seat utilisation percentage (including China Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines passengers travelling through Australian ports) increased from 78.3 per cent in November 2018 to 80.6 per cent in November 2019.

Summary of year on year activity
  Year ended
November 2018
Year ended
November 2019
Change
Total passenger movements (million) 41.452 42.415 2.3%
Summary of month on month activity
  November 2018 November 2019 Change
Passengers carried (million) 3.325 3.421 2.9%
Freight (tonnes) 107 102 103 422 -3.4%
Mail (tonnes) 3 502 3 253 -7.1%
Available Seats (million) 4.382 4.360 -0.5%
Flights 16 733 16 865 0.8%
Aircraft Movements 17 183 17 293 0.6%
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