AIRCRAFT STATISTICS - December & Annual 2014

FBoS Release No:14, 2015

13th March 2015


December Quarter 2014

1. REGULAR OPERATION OF LOCAL AIRLINES

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 269,447 international passengers and generated a total of 1,089,261 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers in the December quarter of 2014. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,322,774 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

Compared to the September quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 5.1 per cent less passengers and also recorded a 6.9 per cent reduction in revenue passenger kilometers. The 284,050 international passengers flown in the September quarter of 2014, generated 1,169,517 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers while capacity was 1,391,167 thousand of available seat kilometers.

When compared to the December quarter of 2013, the airlines transported 5.5 per cent more passengers and also recorded a 9.2 per cent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, a 4.8 per cent increase was recorded. The 255,481 international passengers flown in the December quarter of 2013 generated a total of 997,174 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers with the capacity at 1,262,120 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, decreased by 2.0 percentage points from 84.0 per cent in the September quarter of 2013 to 82.0 per cent in the reporting quarter.

2. LOCAL AIRLINES: REVENUE TONNE KILOMETER PERFORMED

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 132,655 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail in the December quarter of 2014. The total airline load capacity was 171,248 thousand tonne kilometers.

Compared to the September quarter of 2013, the airlines carried 7.3 per cent less revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. There was a 4.9 per cent decrease in its load capacity. A total of 143,174 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were carried in the September quarter of 2013 and capacity was 179,986 thousand tonne kilometers.

When compared to the December quarter of 2013, the airlines carried 10.5 per cent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail and also recorded a 8.7 per cent increased in its load capacity. A total of 120,050 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were performed in the December quarter of 2013 and capacity was 157,480 thousand tonne kilometers.

The capacity load factor (Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity) decreased by 3.0 percentage point from 80.0 per cent in the September quarter of 2014 to 77.0 per cent in the reporting quarter.

ANNUAL 2014

The total number of passengers carried by local airlines on international flights in 2014 was 1,033,869. This is an increase of 5.5 per cent compared to the 979,542 passengers carried in 2013.

Compared to 2013 the total revenue tonne-kilometer performed increased by 9.8 per cent from 472,922 thousand to 519,389 thousand for international flights. The total tonne-kilometer available increased by 4.7 per cent from 647,246 thousand to 677,737 thousand for international flights.

Figures provided in this release reflect the performance of the local airline industry during the reporting period. They are to be viewed from a Production and Capacity perspective. Production takes into account the airline seat take-up together with cargo load while capacity covers available airline seats, cargo carrying capability and distance covered.

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xlsTable 1 - Regular Operation of Local Airlines33.5 KB

xlsTable 2 - Local Airlines Revenue Tonnes-km Performed33.5 KB

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