Int’l traffic up in Oct
THE number of international air passengers passing through Australian airports increased by 5.3% in Oct when compared to the previous corresponding period, according to the latest figures compiled by The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).
Australian airports received 3.547 million international pax during Oct, with 3.370 million passengers clocked in 2017.
The busiest route in the period was Sydney to Auckland, notching up 137,498 pax and accounting for 3.9% of total traffic.
Qantas increased its international passenger load by one percentage point to carry 17.8% of total traffic, while Jetstar claimed second spot carrying 8.7% of Oct’s traffic.
Sydney Airport was the busiest hub, recording 40.5% of int’l pax.