3.5 million passengers travelled to and from Australia in January

Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

travelled to and from Australia in JanuaryAround 3.5 million passengers travelled to and from Australia in January, up 8 percent from the same period last year making Australia a more popular destination, statistics showed Wednesday.

 

According to the data released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), this is also a 75 percent increase compared with the figure recorded in January 2006.

 

According to the BITRE report, International Airline Activity January 2016, Sydney remains the dominant international gateway with 41 percent of all international passengers followed by Melbourne with 25 percent, Brisbane with 14 percent and Perth with 12 percent.

 

The BITRE report showed the share of passenger traffic accounted for by Australian-designated airlines – Qantas Airways, Jetstar and Virgin Australia – increased from around 30 percent in January 2015 to 32.5 percent in January 2016.

Low cost carriers – AirAsia X, Cebu Pacific Air, Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia Extra, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Scoot – accounted for 18 percent of total international passenger traffic in January 2016.

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