There was a large jump in aviation product in 2015–16. The number of available inbound seats increased 6.2% (or 1.4 million seats) to 23.5 million seats, while passengers (including those transiting in Australia) increased 7.1% to 18.8 million passengers. This strong growth saw seat utilisation [1] increase 0.7 percentage points to 80.2%.

In 2015–16, the number of available domestic seats increased 0.9% to 77.0 million, while available seat kilometres [2] (ASKs) increased 0.9% to 88.7 billion.

[1] Seat utilisation is the percentage of available seats bought by paying customers.
[2] Available seat kilometres are the total number of kilometres available to be travelled if the capacity of every plane was 100%.

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