Qantas saw a slight decline in its share of international travel to and from Australia in September as industrial action by labour unions got underway.
The Flying Kangaroo continued to lead the market with 18.2 per cent of international passengers, down one per cent from September 2010. It was followed by Singapore Airlines at nine per cent and Emirates with eight per cent, while Air New Zealand and Qantas subsidiary Jetstar each captured 7.9 per cent.
The Qantas Group, including Jetstar and Jetstar Asia, accounted for 26.4 per cent of international carriage, according to figures release by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
For the month, 54 airlines operated scheduled services to and from Australia as overall international carriage increased by 3.5 per cent to 2.4 million passengers.
Qantas has already released its own passenger numbers for October, which show a sharper decline for that month on the back of the airline’s self-imposed three day grounding.