BITRE August Airports
BITRE aviation data always lags by a few months with the latest update to August for the (pre-covid) Top 20 Airports:
|August 2020||Passengers||% Change YoY|
|ALICE SPRINGS||16 989||-68.3%|
|GOLD COAST||9 711||-97.8%|
|SUNSHINE COAST||2 749||-97.4%|
|All Australian Airports||1 134 028||-89.0%|
This is domestic traffic only although the major airports are still taking some limited international traffic. To scale that by percentage decline from the previous August:
Queensland regional airports and Brisbane relative outperformers, except Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast without their interstate routes. Flights have commenced between Cairns and Gold/Sunshine Coast but not sure on the timing. Ballina is a smaller airport in the group but also a relative outperformer on border closures.
Brisbane – Cairns has reportedly been the busiest air route in Australia over recent months:
Load factor on the route was down to 78.1% in August on 642 flights after reaching 90.8% in July on 467 flights.
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