Aircraft Statistics

FBoS Release No: 32, 2015

17th June 2015


1. REGULAR OPERATION OF LOCAL AIRLINES

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 245,513 international passengers and generated a total of 1,017,861 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers in the March quarter of 2015. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,280,926 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

Compared to the December quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 8.9 percent less passengers and recorded a 6.6 percent decline in revenue passenger kilometers. The 269,447 international passengers flown in the December quarter of 2014 generated 1,089,261 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers while capacity was 1,322,774 thousand of available seat kilometers.

When compared to the March quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 6.9 percent more passengers and also recorded a 6.2 percent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, a 4.6 percent decline was recorded. The 229,651 international passengers flown in the March quarter of 2014 generated a total of 958,017 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers with the capacity at 1,224,486 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, decreased by 3.0 percentage points from 82.0 percent in the December quarter of 2014 to 79.0 percent in the reporting period.

2. LOCAL AIRLINES: REVENUE TONNE KILOMETER PERFORMED

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 125,224 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail in the March quarter of 2015. The total airline load capacity was 165,829 thousand tonne kilometers.

Compared to the December quarter of 2014, the airlines carried 5.6 percent less revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. There was a 3.2 percent decrease in its load capacity. A total of 132,655 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were carried in the December quarter of 2014 and capacity was 171,248 thousand tonne kilometers.

When compared to the March quarter of 2014, the airlines carried 8.6 percent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail and increase of 4.6 percent in its load capacity. A total of 115,346 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were performed in the March quarter of 2014 and capacity was 158,503 thousand tonne kilometers.

The capacity load factor, Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity, decreased by 1.0 percentage points from 77.0 percent in the December quarter of 2014 to 76.0 percent in the reporting quarter.

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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Table 1 - Regular Operation of Local Airlines

Table 2 - Local Airlines Revenue Tonnes-km performed

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