Aircraft Statistics

Release No.38

Date: 02 October 2012

Aircraft statistics covers regular domestic and international operations by the local airlines. Statistics on the operations of local airlines are obtained from the monthly returns submitted by them.

Regular Operation of Local Airlines

International Flights

In the June 2012 quarter, our local airlines carried a total of 184,889 international passengers and generated a total of 478,238 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,381,118 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, increased by 1.0 percentage points from 34.0 per cent in the March 2012 quarter to 35.0 per cent in the reporting period.

Domestic Flights

In the June 2012 quarter, our local airlines carried a total of 63,889 passengers on domestic flights and generated a total of 8,118 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 18,218 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.0 percentage points from 44.0 per cent in the March 2012 quarter to 45.0 per cent in the reporting quarter. 

Local Airlines: Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed

International Flights

In the June 2012 quarter, our local airlines carried a total of 92,486 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. The total airline load capacity was 144,019 thousand tonne kilometers. 

The capacity load factor, Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity, increased by 1.0 percentage points from 62.0 per cent in the March 2012 quarter to 63.0 per cent in the reporting quarter.

Domestic Flights

In the June 2012 quarter, our local airlines carried a total of 795 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. Total airline load capacity was 2,015 thousand tonne kilometers. 

The capacity load factor remained the same at 39.0 per cent in the March 2012 and also in the reporting quarter.

If you want more detailed information on the Aircraft Statistics for June quarter 2012, please contact the Fiji Bureau of Statistics at: 

P.O.Box 2221
Government Buildings
Suva, FIJI
Tel: (679) 331 5822
Fax: (679) 330 3656

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email:

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Contact Ms. Salome Madraniceva on extension 114.

Aircraft Statistics for September 2012 quarter will be released on 21 December 2012.