International airline activity



Sixty-two 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 June 2018 was 3.277 million compared to 3.094 million in June 2017 – an increase of 5.9 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 June 2018 with monthly passenger traffic for the year ended June 2017. Passenger traffic for the year ended June 2018 was 40.619 million which is a 5.1 per cent increase over the figure for the year ended June 2017.

Total seats made available on international scheduled operations to/from Australia during June 2018 were 4.287 million – an increase of 4.8 per cent compared to June 2017. The overall seat utilisation percentage (including AirAsia X, China Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines passengers travelling through Australian ports) increased from 78.2 per cent in June 2017 to 78.6 per cent in June 2018.


Summary of year on year activity
 Year ended
June 2017
Year ended
June 2018
Total passenger movements (million) 38.661 40.619 5.1%
Summary of month on month activity
 June 2017June 2018Change
Passengers carried (million) 3.094 3.277 5.9%
Freight (tonnes) 88341 93984 6.4%
Mail (tonnes) 3072 2682 -12.7%
Available Seats (million) 4.089 4.287 4.8%
Flights 15641 16276 4.1%
Aircraft Movements 15965 16784 5.1%