Aircraft Statistics

FBoS Release No:13, 2015

13th March 2015


1. REGULAR OPERATION OF LOCAL AIRLINES

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 284,050 international passengers and generated a total of 1,169,517 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers in the September quarter of 2014. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,391,167 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

Compared to the June quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 13.3 per cent more passengers and also recorded a 11.6 per cent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. The 250,721 international passengers flown in the June 2014 quarter generated 1,048,414 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers while capacity was 1,298,715 thousand of available seat kilometers.

When compared to the September quarter of 2013, the airlines transported 6.8 per cent more passengers and also recorded a 9.9 per cent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, a 1.9 per cent increase was recorded. The 265,884 international passengers flown in the September quarter of 2013 generated a total of 1,064,597 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers with the capacity at 1,365,286 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, increased by 3.0 percentage points from 81.0 per cent in the June quarter of 2014 to 84.0 per cent in the reporting period.

2. LOCAL AIRLINES: REVENUE TONNE KILOMETER PERFORMED

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 143,175 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail in the September quarter of 2014. The total airline load capacity was 179,986 thousand tonne kilometers.

Compared to the June quarter of 2014, the airlines carried 11.7 per cent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. There was a 7.1 per cent increase in its load capacity. A total of 128,214 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were carried in the June 2014 quarter and capacity was 168,000 thousand tonne kilometers.

When compared to the September quarter of 2013, the airlines carried 10.8 per cent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail and an increase of 5.4 per cent in its load capacity. A total of 129,166 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were performed in the September quarter of 2013 and capacity was 170,775 thousand tonne kilometers.

The capacity load factor, Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity, increased by 4.0 percentage points from 76.0 per cent in the June quarter of 2014 to 80.0 per cent 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.

Click to download tables;

xlsTable 1 - Regular Operation of Local Airlines33 KB

xlsTable 2 - Local Airlines Revenue Tonnes-km Performed37 KB

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