International airline activity

Summary

Sixty 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 January 2024 was 3.803 million. Passenger traffic was 2.961 million in January 2023 and 442,275 in January 2022. While international traffic is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not yet reached its pre-pandemic highest record level of 4.154 million passengers in January 2020.

Passenger traffic for the year ended January 2024 was 36.619 million. It was 21.597 million for the year ended January 2023 and was 1.930 million for the year ended January 2022.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during January 2024 were 4.768 million – an increase of 35.4 per cent compared to January 2023. The overall seat utilisation percentage was 81.5 per cent in January 2024. It was 46.2 per cent in January 2022 and 86.5 per cent in January 2023.
 

Summary of year on year activity

 

Year ended January 2023

Year ended January 2024

Change

Total passenger movements (million)

21.597

36.619

69.6%

Summary of month on month activity

 

January 2023

January 2024

Change

Passengers carried (million)

2.961

3.803

28.4%

Freight (tonnes)

67 476

87 319

29.4%

Mail (tonnes)

1 832

2 068

12.9%

Available Seats (million)

3.522

4.768

35.4%

Flights

14 206

18 562

30.7%

Aircraft Movements

14 621

19 016

30.1%

Graph of passengers carried by month