Qantas Airways group's passenger traffic for May, as measured in RPKs, declined by 1% year on year and its passenger numbers rose by 2.8% to 3.81 million, compared with the same period last year.
The group's overall passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, increased by 1.6%, while its load factor fell by 2 percentage points to 74.5%.
Qantas's domestic RPKs, excluding QantasLink, rose by 2.7% year on year, while its passenger numbers climbed by 2.9% to 1.41 million. The carrier's ASKs went up by 5.3%, while its load factor went down by 1.9 percentage points to 75.1%.
QantasLink's RPKs grew by 6.1% year on year in May, while passenger numbers rose by 2.8% to 453,000. Its ASKs increased by 9.5%, while its load factor decreased by 2 percentage points to 62.7%.
Qantas International's RPKs fell by 4.9% year on year and passenger numbers remained flat at 427,000. Passenger capacity declined by 0.1% and its load factor went down by 3.7 percentage points to 73.4%.
Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary, posted a 0.6% rise in its RPKs, while passenger numbers climbed by 0.6% to 834,000. The carrier's passenger capacity grew by 0.9%, while its load factor fell by 0.3 percentage points to 80.8%.
Jetstar International posted 6% growth in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for May and a 5.8% increase in passenger numbers to 380,000. The carrier's ASKs grew by 3.9% and its load factor rose by 1.5 percentage points to 73.4%.
Singapore-based Jetstar Asia posted an 8.2% fall in passenger traffic, while its passenger numbers rose by 9.8% to 307,000. The airline's ASKs decreased by 8.6%, while its load factor grew by 0.4 percentage points to 79.6%.