Domestic aviation activity
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 2014||YE Nov 2015||Growth|
|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