Domestic aviation activity
There were 4.81 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in June 2016, an increase of 2.6 per cent on June 2015.
4.61 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in June 2016, an increase of 3.3 per cent on June 2015.
RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 5.44 billion for the month, up 3.0 per cent compared with June 2015.
Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), decreased by 3.4 per cent compared with June 2015 to a total of 7.01 billion.
With RPT passenger traffic increasing and capacity decreasing, the industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 72.8 per cent in June 2015 to 77.6 per cent in June 2016.
In June 2016, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.06 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 1.92 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.37 million passenger movements.
In June 2016 there were 1.95 million domestic passenger movements through regional airports, 1.9 per cent higher than in June 2015.
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 204.97 thousand passengers in June 2016, a decrease of 10.5 per cent on June 2015.
|Summary of annual RPT activity|
|YE Jun 2015||YE Jun 2016||Growth|
|Total passengers carried||57.23 million||58.40 million||2.1 %|
|Revenue passenger kilometres||67.44 billion||68.83 billion||2.1 %|
|Available seats||76.56 million||77.15 million||0.8 %|
|Available seat kilometres||88.26 billion||88.88 billion||0.7 %|
|Load factor||76.4 %||77.4 %||1.0 *|
|Aircraft trips||633.3 (000s)||637.1 (000s)||0.6 %|
*percentage point difference