New data issued by the Department of Transport compares the top and worst performing airports and airlines.
When it came to on-time departures in August, Rex was the best airline, and Jetstar was the worst.
Darwin Airport was Australia’s worst-performing major airport, with only 34% of its 119 flights departing on time. This comes after the worst delays ever seen by domestic carriers in April, June, and July.
But the numbers from this week demonstrate there is still a long way to go until the industry is back to pre-COVID levels. Here is a list of the best and worst airline performance for on-time arrivals, departures, and cancellations.
As their respective school breaks have begun, Melbourne and Brisbane Airports are operating significantly better than they had earlier in the year.
The latest data from Flightradar24 shows that passengers at both airports experienced delays of less than 20 minutes on Monday. Social media claims of disruption were minimal.
Victoria and Queensland are the first states to begin their vacation time, followed by the ACT, NSW, NT, and WA on 24 September, and Tasmania and SA on 1 October.
Qantas has already stated that it expects service to be almost back to normal by the end of this month.
More than one million passengers are expected to use Brisbane Airport’s facilities during the two weeks of school holidays, with a record of 12,300 international and 58,000 domestic passengers forecast on peak days since before the COVID. Meanwhile, Melbourne Airport anticipates 1.5 million passengers.
According to CEO Lorie Argus, “the airlines’ recent work to enhance their operational efficiency is starting to reflect in their on-time metrics,” and the team is “doing everything we can to support them.”
We recommend that travellers arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare to ease the burden on themselves and the infrastructure.
The ACCC indicated that the decreased available seats in recent months occurred despite the local sector reaching 97% of pre-pandemic passenger volumes in June.
Source: Australian Aviation