International airline activity

 

Summary

Sixty-one international airlines operated scheduled services to/from Australia during the month (includes five dedicated freight airlines but excludes airlines operating only via code share arrangements).

International scheduled passenger traffic in January 2018 was 3.886 million compared to 3.802 million in January 2017 – an increase of 2.2 per cent. The most recent annual month on month decrease in traffic was recorded in March 2011 (-1.6 per cent).
 
The chart below compares monthly passenger traffic for the year ended January 2018 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended January 2017. Passenger traffic for the year ended January 2018 was 39.699 million which is a 4.9 per cent increase over the figure for the year ended January 2017.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during January 2018 were 4.921 million – an increase of 4.7 per cent compared to January 2017. The overall seat utilisation percentage (including AirAsia X, China Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines passengers travelling through Australian ports) decreased from 84.3 per cent in January 2017 to 81.9 per cent in January 2018.

Summary of year on year activity
 Year ended
January 2017
Year ended
January 2018
Change
Total passenger movements (million) 37.859 39.699 4.9%
Summary of month on month activity
 January 2017January 2018Change
Passengers carried (million) 3.802 3.886 2.2%
Freight (tonnes) 79800 93183 16.8%
Mail (tonnes) 2930 2968 1.3%
Available Seats (million) 4.700 4.921 4.7%
Flights 17701 18603 5.1%
Aircraft Movements 18017 18869 4.7%