Domestic aviation activity

 

Summary

graph of annual domestic passengers

graph of monthly domestic passengers

There were 5.15 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in November 2015, an increase of 2.6 per cent on November 2014.

4.95 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in November 2015, an increase of 3.1 per cent on November 2014

RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 5.75 billion for the month, up 3.2 per cent compared with November 2014.

Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 3.0 per cent compared with November 2014 to a total of 7.29 billion.

With RPT passenger traffic increasing at a faster rate than capacity, the industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 78.7 per cent in November 2014 to 78.9 per cent in November 2015.

In November 2015, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.26 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 2.08 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.44 million passenger movements.

Fixed-wing charter operators carried 200.9 thousand passengers in November 2015, a decrease of 6.8 per cent on November 2014.

Summary of annual RPT activity
 YE Nov 2014YE Nov 2015Growth
Total passengers carried   57.56 million   57.37 million    -0.3 %
Revenue passenger kilometres   67.91 billion   67.69 billion    -0.3 %
Available seats   77.15 million   76.82 million    -0.4 %
Available seat kilometres   89.03 billion   88.61 billion    -0.5 %
Load factor   76.3 %   76.4 %     0.1 *
Aircraft trips  635.3 (000s)  637.0 (000s)     0.3 %

*percentage point difference