Aircraft Statistics

FBoS Release No: 12, 2015

13th March 2015


1. REGULAR OPERATION OF LOCAL AIRLINES

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 250,721 international passengers and generated a total of 1,048,414 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers in the March quarter of 2014. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,298,715 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

Compared to the March quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 9.2 per cent more passengers and also recorded a 9.4 per cent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. The 229,651 international passengers flown in the March quarter of 2014 generated 958,017 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers while capacity was 1,224,486 thousand of available seat kilometers.

When compared to the June quarter of 2013, the airlines transported 7.8 per cent more passengers and also recorded a 15.4 per cent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, an increase of 2.6 per cent was recorded. The 232,653 international passengers flown in the June quarter of 2013 generated a total of 908,853 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers with the capacity at 1,266,242 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, increased by 3.0 percentage points from 78.0 per cent in the March quarter of 2014 to 81.0 per cent in the reporting period.

2. LOCAL AIRLINES: REVENUE TONNE KILOMETER PERFORMED

International Flights

Fiji’ local airlines carried a total of 128,214 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail in the June quarter of 2014. The total airline load capacity was 168,000 thousand tonne kilometers.

Compared to the March quarter of 2014, the airlines carried 11.2 per cent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. There was a 6.0 per cent increase in its load capacity. A total of 115,346 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were carried in the March quarter of 2014 and capacity was 158,503 thousand tonne kilometers.

When compared to the June quarter of 2013, the airlines carried 15.4 per cent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail and an increase of 6.4 per cent in its load capacity. A total of 112,114 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were performed in the June quarter of 2013 and capacity was 157,923 thousand tonne kilometers.

The capacity load factor, Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity, increased by 3.0 percentage points from 73.0 per cent in the March quarter of 2014 to 76.0 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 Airlines32.5 KB

xlsTable 2 - Local Airlines Revenue Tonnes-km Performed33 KB

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