Domestic aviation activity
There were 5.26 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in November 2016, an increase of 2.2 per cent on November 2015.
5.05 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in November 2016, an increase of 2.1 per cent on November 2015.
RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 5.84 billion for the month, up 1.5 per cent compared with November 2015.
Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 1.3 per cent compared with November 2015 to a total of 7.36 billion.
With RPT passenger traffic increasing at a faster rate than capacity, the industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 79.1 per cent in November 2015 to 79.3 per cent in November 2016.
In November 2016, Sydney remained Australia's busiest domestic airport with 2.34 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 2.16 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.44 million passenger movements.
Total cargo movements at Australian airports on domestic RPT flights were 38.4 thousand tonnes in November 2016, an increase of 21.2 per cent compared to November 2015.
In November 2016 there were 2.02 million domestic passenger movements through regional airports, 1.1 per cent higher than in November 2015.
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 211.21 thousand passengers in November 2016, an increase of 5.1 per cent on November 2015.
|Summary of annual RPT activity|
|YE Nov 2015||YE Nov 2016||Growth|
|Total passengers carried||57.38 million||58.84 million||2.5 %|
|Revenue passenger kilometres||67.69 billion||69.23 billion||2.3 %|
|Available seats||76.72 million||77.28 million||0.7 %|
|Available seat kilometres||88.54 billion||89.05 billion||0.6 %|
|Load factor||76.5 %||77.7 %||1.3 *|
|Aircraft trips||634.2 (000s)||638.5 (000s)||0.7 %|
*percentage point difference