International airline activity

Summary

Forty-nine 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 November 2020 was 67,211 compared to 3.426 million in November 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 November 2020 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended November 2019. Passenger traffic for the year ended November 2020 was 13.262 million which is a 68.7 per cent decrease over the figure for the year ended November 2019.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during November 2020 were 397,139—a decrease of 90.9 per cent compared to November 2019. The overall seat utilisation percentage decreased from 80.6 per cent in November 2019 to 16.9 per cent in November 2020.

Summary of year on year activity

  Year ended
November 2019
Year ended
November 2020
Change
Total passenger movements (million) 42.420 13.262 -68.7%

Summary of month on month activity

  November 2019 November 2020 Change
Passengers carried (million) 3.426 0.067 -98.0%
Freight (tonnes) 102 026 81 467 -20.2%
Mail (tonnes) 3 689 2 078 -43.7%
Available Seats (million) 4.370 0.397 -90.9%
Flights 16 893 3 739 -77.9%
Aircraft Movements 17 321 3 983 -77.0%
International total passengers carried by month (millions)