Qantas Airways group's load factor grew by 0.8 percentage points to 78.4% in February.
The group's overall passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, decreased by 4.9% and capacity, as measured in ASKs, declined by 5.9% year-on-year during the month.
Passenger numbers for February remained flat at 3.61 million from the previous year.
February 2012 was a leap year, with the extra day increasing previous year comparisons by approximately 3.5%.
Qantas's domestic load factor, excluding QantasLink, grew by 0.8 percentage points to 75.3%.
Domestic RPKs and ASKs fell by 2.2% and 3.3% year on year respectively. Its passenger numbers also slipped by 1.8% to 1.27 million.
QantasLink's load factor declined by 1.6 percentage points to 62.7%. Its RPKs fell by 5.2% and ASKs decreased by 2.7% year on year in February. Passenger numbers were down 3.1% to 395,000.
Qantas International's load factor increased by 0.7 percentage points to 80.7%. Its RPKs fell by 10.8% year on year while its ASKs declined by 11.6%. Passenger numbers decreased by 9.2% to 449,000.
Jetstar's domestic load factor rose by 0.9 percentage points to 82.9%. The low-cost subsidiary's domestic RPKs increased by 5.4%, while its domestic ASKs grew by 4.3%. Passenger numbers rose by 3.5% to 800,000.
Jetstar International's load factor rose by 2.8 percentage points to 76.9%. The low-cost carrier posted 5.4% growth in passenger traffic as measured in RPKs for February and a 1.6% increase in ASKs. Passenger numbers were up by 3.1% to 391,000.
Singapore-based Jetstar Asia's load factor fell by 0.4 percentage points to 79.6%.The airline posted a 6.2% decline in RPK traffic, while its ASKs decreased by 5.7%. Passenger numbers climbed by 16.6% to 301,000.