Qantas Airways overall traffic down 2.4% in January

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Qantas Airways group's passenger traffic in January as measured in RPKs fell by 2.4% year on year and its passenger numbers rose by 2.9% to 4.15 million, compared with the same period last year.

The group's overall passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, decreased by 2.3%, with its load factor down by 0.1 percentage points to 82.1%.

Qantas's domestic RPKs, excluding QantasLink, grew by 0.5% year on year, while passenger numbers rose by 0.4% to 1.28 million. Domestic ASKs increased by 0.3%, while load factor increased by 0.2 percentage points to 78.5%.

QantasLink's RPKs grew by 0.3% year on year in January, while passenger numbers rose by 4.5% to 413,000. Its ASKs increased by 1.8%, while its load factor declined by 0.9 percentage points to 61.4%.

Qantas International's RPKs fell by 7.4% year on year and passenger numbers decreased by 5.8% to 546,000. Passenger capacity declined by 7.7%, while load factor increased by 0.3 percentage points to 86.4%.

Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary, posted a 12% rise in its domestic RPKs, while passenger numbers climbed by 12% to 1.12 million. The carrier's domestic passenger capacity grew by 16%, while its load factor fell by 2.3 percentage points to 83.3%.

Jetstar International posted 8.9% growth in passenger traffic as measured in RPKs for January and a 7.6% increase in passenger numbers to 480,000. The low-cost carrier's ASKs grew by 3.1% and its load factor rose by 4.3 percentage points to 80.8%.

Singapore-based Jetstar Asia posted a 25% decline in passenger traffic, while its passenger numbers fell by 6.6% to 302,000. The airline's ASKs decreased by 18% and its load factor fell by 7.6 percentage points to 75.5%.