Qantas Airways group's passenger traffic for March, as measured in RPKs, declined by 2% year on year and its passenger numbers rose by 2.1% to 4.08 million, compared with the same period last year.
The group's overall passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, decreased by 1.4%, while its load factor fell by 0.6 percentage points to 79.3%.
Qantas's domestic RPKs, excluding QantasLink, fell by 1.2% year on year, while passenger numbers declined by 1.8% to 1.43 million. Domestic ASKs dropped by 0.4%, while load factor fell by 0.6 percentage points to 77.8%.
QantasLink's RPKs declined by 1.1% year on year in March, while passenger numbers also fell by 0.6% to 457,000. Its ASKs increased by 2.7%, while its load factor decreased by 2.5 percentage points to 64.6%.
Qantas International's RPKs fell by 7.1% year on year and passenger numbers decreased by 4.1% to 490,000. Passenger capacity declined by 5.4% and its load factor also fell by 1.5 percentage points to 80.8%.
Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary, posted an 8.3% rise in its domestic RPKs, while passenger numbers climbed by 6.8% to 939,000. The carrier's domestic passenger capacity grew by 7.9%, while its load factor rose by 0.3 percentage points to 83.2%.
Jetstar International posted 9.4% growth in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for March and an 11% increase in passenger numbers to 443,000. The carrier's ASKs grew by 6.8% and its load factor rose by 1.8 percentage points to 76.2%.
Singapore-based Jetstar Asia posted a 7.9% decline in passenger traffic, while its passenger numbers rose by 11% to 329,000. The airline's ASKs decreased by 11%, while its load factor grew by 2.6 percentage points to 83.4%.