Business at Jetstar International is taking a hit with passenger numbers down 6.1% in August to 403,000 pax compared with 430,000 pax. This follows a drop in July. Qantas Domestic was also under pressure with a 3.5% fall in passenger numbers for the month to 1.86 million.
Qantas cited “weaker demand in the leisure and regional segments”. Virgin Australia, meanwhile, reported a 6.5% lift in domestic passenger numbers to 1.53 million during August.