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Thursday, 25 November 1971
Page: 3780


Mr Bennett asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   How many freighter flights have utilised Perth Airport during each of the last 5 years, and to which company did these flights belong.

(2)   How many of the flights arrived between the hours of (a) 6 a.m. and midnight and (b) midnight and 6 a.m.

(3)   How many international flights utilised Perth Airport over the last 5 years between the hours of (a) 6 a.m. and midnight and (b) midnight and 6 a.m.

(4)   What were the countries of origin of the international flights.

(5)   Which of these countries exercise curfew hours in their national territory.

(6)   How many domestic passenger flights utilised Perth Airport over each of the last 5 years between the hours of (a) 6 a.m. and midnight and (b) midnight and 6 a.m.

(7)   How many of these flights were (a) interstate and (b) intrastate in each case.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   No analysis has been maintained which permits this question to be answered for the full period. The majority of freight is carried in scheduled passenger flights. Enquiries indicate that for at least the last three months at Perth:

No jet freighter movements have been made by AAA, TAA or international airlines;

Only a very occasional non-jet freighter operation has been made by AAA or TAA, and none by international airlines;

MMA operated a non-jet F27 incurring 8 movements per week, all between 6 a.m. and midnight; none between midnight and 6 a.m.

Current AAA, TAA and international airline schedules do not include any exclusively freighter services for Perth.

Note that one movement is counted for each landing or take-off.

(2)   Refer to answer to (1).

(3)   Analysis of actual traffic does not encompass a count of international movements separately from others. International airline movements at Perth Airport over the past five calendar years were scheduled to be as follows:

A special analysis of data for the period 18th May 1971 to 30th May 1971 inclusive indicates the proportion of total international movements which occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. was 46 per cent.

(4)   Operators of international movements scheduled as above were as follows:

 

(5)   The following States, where the headquarters of some of these international airlines are located,have introduced curfews at certain of their airports:

India

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

West Germany

Malaysia

South Africa

(6)   As already indicated, analysis of actual traffic movements does not encompass a count of domestic airline movements separately from other movements. Domestic airline movements at Perth Airport over the past five calendar years were scheduled to be as follows:

 

A special analysis of data for the period 18th May 1971 to 30th May 1971 inclusive indicates that the proportion of domestic airline movements which occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. was 14 per cent.

(7)   Domestic movements at Perth were scheduled as follows:

 

Note that MMA movements include those to/from Darwin (interstate) but which have intermediate stops in Western Australia.

The analysis of data for theperiod18th May 1971 to 30th May 1971 inclusive indicates the proportion of domestic airline movements occurring between midnight and 6 a.m. were:

TAA/AAA combined- 26 per cent of total TAA/AAA

MMA - 6 per cent of total MMA.







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