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AAPA pax numbers up 7% but cargo traffic down 3% in Mar-2013, 53.4 million pax in 1Q2013

29-Apr-2013 11:23 AM

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (27-Apr-2013) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines:

  • Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 18.6 million, +7.4% year-on-year;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.4%;
    • Capacity (ASKs): +2.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 79.3%, +1.8 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -3.1%;
    • Cargo load factor: 69.2%, -0.6 ppt;
  • 3 months ended Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 53.4 million, +5.7%;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.1%;
    • Capacity (ASKs): +2.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.3%, +1.2 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -4.0%;
    • Cargo load factor: 65.3%, -0.2 ppt. [more – original PR]

AAPA: "The gradual recovery in the global economy should support further growth in passenger demand, and hopes of some modest improvement in world trade conditions could see air cargo markets picking up later this year," Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General. Source: Company statement, 26-Apr-2013.