International airline activity

 

Summary

Fifty-seven 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 February 2016 was 2.927 million compared to 2.652 million in February 2015 – an increase of 10.4 per cent (Note there is one extra day this February due to the leap year). The most recent annual month on month decrease in traffic was recorded in March 2011 (-1.6 per cent).

The chart below compares monthly passenger traffic for the year ended February 2016 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended February 2015. Passenger traffic for the year ended February 2016 was 35.413 million which is a 6.1 per cent increase over the figure for the year ended February 2015.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during February 2016 were 3.824 million – an increase of 11.4 per cent compared to February 2015 (one extra day this February due to the leap year). The overall seat utilisation percentage (including China Airlines, Emirates, Philippine Airlines and Qantas passengers travelling through Australian ports) decreased from 81.0 per cent in February 2015 to 80.3 per cent in February 2016.

Summary of year on year activity
 Year ended
February 2015
Year ended
February 2016
Change
Total passenger movements (million) 33.376 35.413 6.1%
Summary of month on month activity
 February 2015February 2016Change
Passengers carried (million) 2.652 2.927 10.4%
Freight (tonnes) 76102 74772 -1.7%
Mail (tonnes) 2884 2449 -15.1%
Available Seats (million) 3.432 3.824 11.4%
Flights 13432 14815 10.3%
Aircraft Movements 13756 15015 9.2%