Requires extra flights as airline efficiency lags pre-COVID ranges

Sydney Airport boss Geoff Culbert has issued a plea to airways to extend their worldwide capability whereas authorities information exhibits the trade’s home efficiency stays under pre-COVID-19 ranges.

Figures present 3 per cent of scheduled providers had been cancelled final month and slightly below 70 per cent of flights arrived and departed on time, in accordance with the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Analysis Economics.

Virgin cancelled 3.6 per cent of flights in October whereas Rex and Qantas cancelled 2.2 per cent. Credit score:Flavio Brancaleone

The typical variety of on-time arrivals and departures for a similar interval in 2019 was about 82 per cent, with 1.5 per cent of flights cancelled.

However Culbert, Sydney Airport’s chief govt, is targeted on growing the variety of worldwide flights. He mentioned the dearth of seat capability into and out of Australia was “constraining progress”, revealing the overall passenger visitors in October remained 25.5 per cent decrease than the identical interval in 2019.

“To see a sustained restoration in our tourism market and customer financial system we have to unlock extra capability as shortly as we are able to,” Culbert mentioned on Monday.

About 900,000 worldwide passengers handed by Sydney Airport in October, down 35 per cent on the corresponding interval in 2019. Sydney Airport’s home passenger visitors totalled 2,044,000 over the month, down 20 per cent on the corresponding interval in 2019.


Simply 65 per cent of Virgin’s home flights arrived on time in October, in accordance with the federal government information, slipping behind the Qantas group’s 74 per cent and Regional Specific’s 68 per cent.

Qantas achieved the very best degree of on-time departures among the many main home airways final month at 73 per cent, adopted by Regional Specific at 69 per cent, Virgin Australia at 63 per cent and Jetstar at 62 per cent. Virgin flights have departed later than its rivals for eight of the previous 12 months.

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