Domestic aviation activity
There were 5.37 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in July 2016, a decrease of 0.2 per cent on July 2015.
5.19 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in July 2016, an increase of 0.7 per cent on July 2015.
RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 6.22 billion for the month, virtually unchanged compared with July 2015.
Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), decreased by 1.4 per cent compared with July 2015 to a total of 7.72 billion.
The passengers load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 79.4 per cent in July 2015 to 80.6 per cent in July 2016.
In July 2016, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.34 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 2.15 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.54 million passenger movements.
In July 2016 there were 2.17 million domestic passenger movements through regional airports, virtually unchanged compared with July 2015.
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 187.15 thousand passengers in July 2016, a decrease of 20.2 per cent on July 2015.
|Summary of annual RPT activity|
|YE Jul 2015||YE Jul 2016||Growth|
|Total passengers carried||57.33 million||58.44 million||1.9 %|
|Revenue passenger kilometres||67.59 billion||68.84 billion||1.8 %|
|Available seats||76.59 million||77.07 million||0.6 %|
|Available seat kilometres||88.34 billion||88.77 billion||0.5 %|
|Load factor||76.5 %||77.5 %||1.0 *|
|Aircraft trips||633.5 (000s)||636.0 (000s)||0.6 %|
*percentage point difference