Qantas Airways group's passenger traffic for April, as measured in RPKs, declined by 1.5% year on year and its passenger numbers rose by 4.8% to 4.12 million, compared with the same period last year.
The group's overall passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, increased by 0.2%, while its load factor fell by 1.3 percentage points to 77.6%.
Qantas's domestic RPKs, excluding QantasLink, rose by 1.5% year on year, while its passenger numbers climbed by 2.5% to 1.4 million. The carrier's ASKs went up by 1.1%, while its load factor grew by 0.3 percentage points to 78.8%.
QantasLink's RPKs grew by 0.8% year on year in April, while passenger numbers rose by 3.1% to 447,000. Its ASKs increased by 4.6%, while its load factor decreased by 2.4 percentage points to 63.5%.
Qantas International's RPKs fell by 8.5% year on year and passenger numbers decreased by 7.2% to 463,000. Passenger capacity declined by 3.5% and its load factor went down by 4.3 percentage points to 77.8%.
Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary, posted a 9.4% rise in its RPKs, while passenger numbers climbed by 11% to 1.05 million. The carrier's passenger capacity grew by 10%, while its load factor fell by 0.5 percentage points to 81%.
Jetstar International posted 12% growth in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for April and a 13% increase in passenger numbers to 444,000. The carrier's ASKs grew by 5.5% and its load factor rose by 4.3 percentage points to 74%.
Singapore-based Jetstar Asia posted a 9.8% fall in passenger traffic, while its passenger numbers rose by 7.6% to 312,000. The airline's ASKs decreased by 11%, while its load factor grew by 1.2 percentage points to 80.7%.