Qantas lifts its share as travel numbers fall

Original article by Robyn Ironside
The Australian – Page: 19 : 12-Jun-19

New figures show that Qantas increased its share of Australia’s international travel market from 16.9 per cent to 18.2 per cent in March 2019. Qantas and its subsidiary airlines lifted their combined share of international passengers to 27.4 per cent, while Virgin Australia’s market share increased from six per cent to 6.7 per cent. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Economics’ data also shows that international passenger numbers fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year in March.

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QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, JETSTAR ASIA, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. BUREAU OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS, THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS LIMITED, INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN AIRLINES INCORPORATED, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED – ASX AIZ, EMIRATES AIRLINES

Domestic air travel grows by 7% from a year ago to over 8.46 million

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Jun-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that more than 8.46 million Australians aged 14+ used a domestic airline in the year to March 2019, an increase of 7% from a year ago. Qantas led the way with over 4.3 million domestic customers in the last year (up 3.9ppts on a year ago), ahead of Jetstar with more than 4 million domestic customers (up 13.3ppts). Virgin Australia has closed the gap on its two leading rivals with almost 3.8 million domestic customers (up 15.9ppts). Analysing domestic airline customers by generation shows that Gen X are Australia’s leading domestic air travelers, numbering some 2.31 million, ahead of 2.04 million Millennials and 1.96 million Baby Boomers. Some 47% of Gen X has travelled via a domestic airline in the last year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH

Will Netflix, Spotify and Foxtel take off on Qantas?

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-Mar-17

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that of the 22% of Australians aged 14+ who take at least one domestic flight with Qantas during the year, 87% own a smartphone and 76% own a tablet computer – both above the national ownership rates of 80% and 65% respectively. However, while these millions of passengers will likely be carrying a compatible device on board, only 60% currently use any of Qantas’s three new in-flight entertainment providers: Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify. Some 33% of Qantas domestic flyers watched Foxtel in the last four weeks, including its streaming options Go and Play, while 32% watched Netflix and 22% listened to Spotify.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, SPOTIFY LIMITED

Sky high: Australians’ air travel habits

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 12-Dec-16

Findings from Roy Morgan Research’s latest Air Travel Report reveal that 51.3 per cent of Australians aged 14+ (10.1 million people) travelled by air for business and/or leisure at least once in the 12 months to September 2016, amassing a total of over 31 million air trips. Some 47.7 per cent (9.4 million people) flew for leisure, taking 20.4 million trips in total between them. A total of 7.1 million people travelled within Australia by air for holiday purposes, and 5.3 million flew overseas on at least one occasion for a holiday. Meanwhile, 2.3 million travelled by air at least once for business, with 2.1 million of these people travelling within Australia and 628,000) flying overseas for business at least once.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

And Australia’s busiest business travel destination is…

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-May-16

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 2.1 million Australians aged 14+ reported flying for business purposes on their last domestic flight. The survey also shows that 27.9 per cent of business air-travellers flew to (or within) New South Wales, ahead of Queensland (22.7 per cent) and Victoria (22.3 per cent). The Northern Territory (2.8 per cent) and Tasmania (2.4 per cent) were the least trafficked domestic business destinations.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Sydney air passengers hit record

Original article by Jamie Freed
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 18 : 21-Jan-16

New figures show that Sydney Airport’s passenger throughput rose by three per cent in 2015, to a record 39.656 million. The number of domestic passengers rose by 2.3 per cent to 25.9 million, while international passenger numbers grew by 4.3 per cent to 13.7 million. The airport benefited from an increase in airlines’ capacity. Meanwhile, a total of 33.1 million passengers passed through Melbourne Airport during 2015.

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SYDNEY AIRPORT – ASX SYD, MELBOURNE AIRPORT, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN

Qantas and Singapore Airlines set flight path for customer satisfaction success

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 21-Dec-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was carried out in the year to October 2015, has found that 7.6 million Australians aged 14+ fly on a domestic airline in an average four weeks. Meanwhile, 4.6 million Australians travel with an international airline and 1.9 million fly domestic business class. The October Roy Morgan Research Customer Satisfaction Awards shows that Qantas had a customer satisfaction rating of 84 per cent in the categories of Domestic Airline and Domestic Business Airline, ahead of Virgin Australia (82 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. Singapore Airlines (91 per cent) and Emirates (88 per cent) had the highest satisfaction ratings in the category of International Airline.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, EMIRATES AIRLINES, AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED – ASX AIZ, THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

Jetstar says south-east Asia routes taking off

Original article by Jamie Freed
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 26 : 6-Aug-15

Australians have changed their travel destinations, in response to the fall in the Australian dollar. Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka told the CAPA 2015 Australia-Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney on 5 August 2015 that demand has shifted towards south-east Asia, which is cheaper that the US and Europe. Demand for domestic destinations is still subdued, but Hrdlicka expects an improvement over the next two years.

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JETSTAR AIRLINES PTY LTD, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, CENTRE FOR ASIA PACIFIC AVIATION, CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES COMPANY LIMITED

Virgin, Qantas expand regional air fleets as rivals struggle

Original article by Jamie Freed
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 : 3-Aug-15

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines will increase its capacity following the $A15.1m acquisition of two Fokker 100s. Alliance Aviation Services secured a deal to sell the airplanes in May 2015, but the identity of the buyer had not previously been disclosed. Qantas has also been actively increasingly its fleet of aircraft servicing regional routes, and has advised that the Network Aviation airline in Western Australia will adopt the QantasLink name.

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA REGIONAL AIRLINES PTY LTD, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, NETWORK AVIATION PTY LTD, QANTASLINK, ALLIANCE AVIATION SERVICES LIMITED – ASX AQZ, BHP BILLITON IRON ORE PTY LTD, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, ADITYA BIRLA MINERALS LIMITED – ASX ABY, CONSOLIDATED MINERALS LIMITED, REGIONAL EXPRESS AIRLINES, REGIONAL EXPRESS HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX REX, SKYWEST AIRLINES LIMITED

Sydney Airport passenger growth predicted to lag

Original article by Jamie Freed
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 10-Jul-15

Moody’s says Brisbane and Melbourne airports are best placed to benefit from stronger international growth, while the international passenger growth rate at Sydney has fallen behind forecasts. It remains Australia’s main international gateway, but Melbourne and Brisbane are experiencing better growth rates because of new services to those airports. Moody’s says airports with a greater reliance on domestic travellers, such as Perth and Adelaide, face a more challenging outlook in passenger volume trends.

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