International airline activity
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- International airlines operated flights and seats
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Sixty-one 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 May 2019 was 3.208 million compared to 3.027 million in May 2018 – an increase of 6.0 per cent. March 2019 (-2.5 per cent) and March 2011 (-1.6 per cent) were the last two times 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 May 2019 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended May 2018. Passenger traffic for the year ended May 2019 was 42.071 million which is a 4.0 per cent increase over the figure for the year ended May 2018.
Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during May 2019 were 4.190 million – a decrease of 1.7 per cent compared to May 2018. The overall seat utilisation percentage (including China Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines passengers travelling through Australian ports) increased from 73.5 per cent in May 2018 to 78.6 per cent in May 2019.
|Total passenger movements (million)||40.437||42.071||4.0%|
|May 2018||May 2019||Change|
|Passengers carried (million)||3.027||3.208||6.0%|
|Available Seats (million)||4.261||4.190||-1.7%|