Airservices Australia Unveils FY24 Aviation Network Overview

Airservices Australia has released its Australian Aviation Network Overview Financial Year 2024 report covering trends in the Australian aviation sector.

Key highlights for FY2024 include:

• The Australian aviation network recorded 3.7 million aircraft movements tracking along pre-pandemic levels.

• Thursday, 28 March 2024 was the busiest day in terms of daily average flights in the last five years.

• Fifteen airlines that contribute to roughly a third of flights in the network recorded double-digit growth rates over the last 12 months.

• Traffic patterns continue to evolve and have become highly leisure driven, with an increasing trend to point-to-point services.

• Seventy new domestic routes have been added to the network, delivering more direct connectivity to the travelling public.

• Disruptions and volatility remain for the sector, highlighted by the suspension of operations by Bonza and Air Vanuatu.

After performance challenges and significant weather disruptions in the first half of FY2024, overall industry on-time performance and cancellation rates rapidly improved for the remainder of the year. A sharper focus on prioritising the passenger gate-to-gate journey by airports, airlines and service providers is delivering performance benefits and fostering trust in our sector.

Air traffic management service outcomes have seen an overall improving trend in FY2024. Network decisions are increasingly focused on optimising industry outcomes enabled by technology and process improvement. In June 2024, total Ground Delay Program (GDP) hours applied reduced by more than 60 per cent compared to the monthly average in the earlier months of the financial year. Ground delay minutes attributable to Airservices were 82 per cent lower than the start of the year equating to an average of less than three minutes per impacted flight. Variations to published airspace services decreased by 44 per cent compared to the previous 12-month average, with impacted flights reduced by 70 per cent.

About Airservices

Airservices Australia is the Federal Government-owned organisation responsible for the safety of 11 per cent of the world's airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia's busiest airports. We work closely with our customers and industry to support the long-term growth of the aviation industry and are investing in technologies to position Australia at the forefront of innovation in the global aviation industry.

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