Domestic aviation activity
There were 4.67 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in June 2015, a decrease of 0.8 per cent on June 2014.
4.47 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in June 2015, a decrease of 0.6 per cent on June 2014. For the year ending June 2015 there were 57.25 million RPT passengers, a decrease of 0.8 per cent compared with the year ending June 2014.
RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 5.28 billion for the month, down 0.2 per cent compared with June 2014.
Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 0.3 per cent compared with June 2014 to a total of 7.26 billion.
With capacity increasing and RPT passenger traffic falling, the industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) decreased from 73.2 per cent in June 2014 to 72.8 per cent in June 2015.
In June 2015, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 1.98 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 1.83 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.33 million passenger movements.
Total cargo movements at Australian airports on domestic RPT flights are estimated to be 31.4 thousand tonnes in June 2015, a decrease of 3.0 per cent compared to June 2014.
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 200.91 thousand passengers in June 2015, a decrease of 6.4 per cent on June 2014.
|Summary of annual RPT activity|
|YE Jun 2014||YE Jun 2015||Growth|
|Total passengers carried||57.72 million||57.25 million||-0.8 %|
|Revenue passenger kilometres||68.08 billion||67.47 billion||-0.9 %|
|Available seats||77.74 million||76.67 million||-1.4 %|
|Available seat kilometres||89.54 billion||88.34 billion||-1.3 %|
|Load factor||76.0 %||76.4 %||0.3 *|
|Aircraft trips||640.9 (000s)||635.9 (000s)||-0.8 %|
*percentage point difference