Domestic aviation activity
There were 5.38 million passengers carried on Australian domestic commercial aviation (including charter operations) in July 2015, an increase of 1.8 per cent on July 2014.
5.15 million passengers were carried on RPT flights in July 2015, an increase of 2.0 per cent on July 2014. For the year ending July 2015 there were 57.32 million RPT passengers, a decrease of 0.6 per cent compared with the year ending July 2014.
RPT revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) performed were 6.22 billion for the month, up 2.5 per cent compared with July 2014.
Capacity, measured by available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 1.1 per cent compared with July 2014 to a total of 7.84 billion.
With RPT passenger traffic increasing at a faster rate than capacity, the industry wide load factor (RPKs/ASKs) increased from 78.3 per cent in July 2014 to 79.4 per cent in July 2015.
In July 2015, Sydney remained Australia’s busiest domestic airport with 2.28 million passenger movements, followed by Melbourne with 2.14 million passenger movements and Brisbane with 1.53 million passenger movements.
Fixed-wing charter operators carried 234.55 thousand passengers in July 2015, a decrease of 1.3 per cent on July 2014.
|Summary of annual RPT activity|
|YE Jul 2014||YE Jul 2015||Growth|
|Total passengers carried||57.64 million||57.32 million||-0.6 %|
|Revenue passenger kilometres||68.00 billion||67.58 billion||-0.6 %|
|Available seats||77.65 million||76.65 million||-1.3 %|
|Available seat kilometres||89.49 billion||88.36 billion||-1.3 %|
|Load factor||76.0 %||76.5 %||0.5 *|
|Aircraft trips||639.8 (000s)||635.6 (000s)||-0.7 %|
*percentage point difference