Australia's online travel service Webjet has managed a billing result of $10.9 million compared with $9.3 million for June, an increase of 17% for the month, and compares with $3.04 million for the same month last year, an increase of over 350%.

"The increase has been achieved despite strong direct airline promotions and strongly validates our business model. Passengers booked in July were approximately 37,000, the equivalent of 3 jumbos a day," said Webjet managing director, David Clarke.

Recently, the company had stated that was ranked number one by visits in the travel agencies category against other Australian web sites, by Hitwise, for the quarter ended 30 June 2005.

The company had booked over 30,000 passengers for the month of June.

On performance in June, Clarke had said: "This represents an approximate 400% increase on the same month last year, and apart from demonstrating Webjet's market leadership in terms of online travel bookings in Australia it shows the extent to which the internet is now endorsed by consumers as being the best way to shop for travel in Australia."