How many business travellers are there in Australia?

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jakeoh

Member since 21 May 2013

Total posts 1

Hi, just doing a research on the number of business travellers in Australia. Does anyone know where I can get the data? Thank you.

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 193

That's a pretty broad question to ask.  Do you mean how many people pay for Business class tickets?  Do you include those who get points upgrades?  Or do you mean how many people travel for business reasons rather than those who travel for any reason but prefer to sit in Business class seats?

Southland

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 31 Jan 2012

Total posts 57

Have a look at this it may be here somewhere

http://www.bitre.gov.au/statistics/aviation/index.aspx

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

Jakeoh: contact Roy Morgan Research, they produce annual reports on Australia's domestic & international business travel market. Off the top of my head it's around 2.5m in total, based on taking one or more flight for business purposes (rather than leisure purposes) per year.

dragonfly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

Amadeus, SITA and Sabre all publish trends on business class seat sales - however these may be publically available only at a price. The story this week on AusBT came from the Roy Morgan:

http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/qantas-regaining-favour-business-201305170442

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Interesting question to ask, Jakeoh. The AusBT Awards 2011 stated that there were approximately 2.6 million Australian business travellers. The number has now grown but to what extent I'm unsure. It would be a good question to ask one of the reporters or editors of AusBT.

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