Qantas total passengers carried Australia FY 2015-2019

Over the course of the 2019 financial year, Australian flag carrier Qantas carried a total of 55.81 million passengers. This represents an increase from the 2018 financial year and a continued year on year upward trend.

Capacity, nearest competitor, and total revenues

  In the same year, the airline had 101.4 billion seat kilometers available in total and the company has also enjoyed year on year growth here. By comparison, Qantas’ largest competitor, Virgin Australia, carried 25.5 million passengers and had 51.2 billion seat kilometers available. For Virgin Australia, this represents steady year on year growth in both areas. In the same financial year, Qantas recognized total revenue of 17.97 billion Australian dollars, displaying continued year on year growth. Virgin Australia enjoyed total revenue of 5.83 billion Australian dollars in the same year.

Consumer satisfaction

  Qantas’ domestic customers are among the most satisfied. In a 2019 survey, 84 percent said they were happy with the airline, compared to 80 percent of Virgin Australia customers. In the same survey, both airlines enjoyed similarly good scores from their international customers; 80 percent of Qantas passengers and 77 percent of Virgin Australia’s customers said they were satisfied with the airlines. For comparison, 87 percent of Singapore Airlines said they were happy with the company’s international product.

Total number of passengers carried by Qantas in Australia from the financial year 2015 to 2019

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

financial years 2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Note: The Australian financial year runs from July 1 until June 30 of the following calendar year. For example, the financial year 2018 began on July 1, 2017 and ran until June 30, 2018.

Numbers have been rounded.

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