The next 6 weeks are fairly quiet for OOL in general. That isn’t good news when the rest of the network is always on quiet mode.
From what I could see, ZL680 from MEL to OOL at 1415 this afternoon had 80 economy passengers. That is probably unprofitable but at least it's not just 10 or 15.
ZL seems to be doing better than just a few on MEL to ADL (westbound) flights.
Today (with the usual caution about EF numbers), ZL437 at 1145 looked to have 50 economy passengers and ZL491 at 1955 tonight at least 40.
The closest QFd flight to the latter, QF699 at 1945 hours from MEL has at least 57 in whY. Not all passengers for the latter ZL and this QFd flight may have checked in, as it was still 41 minutes/31 mins respectively until scheduled departure.
The samples are too small but the more we look at figures, the more it appears all airlines are suffering from low passenger numbers outside of school holidays.