Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003
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The primary form of international passenger activity is air transportation. Details of this activity are shown in the following section.
The Aircraft fleet section provides details of international fleets.
International non-scheduled services - Passenger charter policies in Australia encourage inbound tourism by non-scheduled services, particularly over routes not served by the scheduled carriers. In 2001, the majority of these flights originated from Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. There were also significant charter operations to and from East Timor in 2000.
International traffic - Passenger traffic to and from Australia combined grew by 1.8% in 2001, significantly less than the 10.0% growth recorded in 2000 (table 23.20). The number of passengers coming to Australia in 2001 increased by 2.2% while departures increased by 1.4%. Despite the collapse of Ansett during 2001, the Australian airlines' share of traffic to Australia fell only marginally from 37.3% in 2000 to 36.9% in 2001, while their share of outgoing traffic remained at 37.2%.
Table 23.21 shows the number of international passengers arriving at and departing from each of Australia's international airports. Sydney's share of total international passenger traffic was 49.0% in 2001 (down 1.0% from 2000), followed by Melbourne with 19.7% (down 1.2% from 2000), and Brisbane with a 15.1% share (down 0.2% from 2000). Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth all recorded growth from the previous year, with passenger traffic increasing through Melbourne by 8.8%, through Brisbane by 3.2% and through Perth by 0.4%. During 2001, Coolangatta recorded the greatest increase in passenger traffic with growth of 47.8%, followed by Norfolk Island with 16.3%.
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