Aircraft Statistics

FBoS Release No: 61, 2015

17th September 2015


1. REGULAR OPERATION OF LOCAL AIRLINES

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 267,294 international passengers and generated a total of 1,087,283 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers in the June quarter of 2015. A paying passenger flying one kilometer creates one revenue passenger kilometer. In terms of capacity, the airlines had 1,229,555 thousand of available seat kilometers. One seat (empty or filled) flying one kilometer is an available seat kilometer.

Compared to the March quarter of 2015, the airlines transported 8.9 percent more passengers and recorded a 6.8 percent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. The 245,513 international passengers flown in the March quarter of 2015 generated 1,017,861 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers while capacity was 1,280,926 thousand of available seat kilometers.

When compared to the June quarter of 2014, the airlines transported 6.6 percent more passengers and also recorded a 3.7 percent increase in revenue passenger kilometers. In terms of capacity, a 5.3 percent decline was recorded. The 250,721 international passengers flown in the June quarter of 2014 generated a total of 1,048,414 thousand of revenue passenger kilometers with the capacity at 1,298,715 thousand of available seat kilometers.

The passenger load factor i.e Passenger Kilometer performed divided by Capacity, increased by 8.0 percentage points from 79.0 percent in the March quarter of 2015 to 88.0 percent in the reporting period.

2. LOCAL AIRLINES: REVENUE TONNE KILOMETER PERFORMED

International Flights

Fiji’s local airlines carried a total of 132,026 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail in the June quarter of 2015. The total airline load capacity was 170,974 thousand tonne kilometers.

Compared to the March quarter of 2015, the airlines carried 5.4 percent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail. There was a 3.1 percent increase in its load capacity. A total of 125,224 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were carried in the March quarter of 2015 and capacity was 165,829 thousand tonne kilometers.

When compared to the June quarter of 2014, the airlines carried 3.0 percent more revenue earning passenger, freight and mail and increase of 1.8 percent in its load capacity. A total of 128,214 thousand tonne kilometer of revenue earning passenger, freight and mail were performed in the June quarter of 2014 and capacity was 168,000 thousand tonne kilometers.

The capacity load factor, Revenue Tonne Kilometer Performed divided by Capacity, increased by 1.0 percentage points from 76.0 percent in the March quarter of 2015 to 77.0 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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