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IATA reports Oct-2009 traffic: AsiaPac pax up 0.9%, Middle East up 14.3%

1-Dec-2009 1:00 PM

IATA reports (30-Nov-2009) the following international traffic growth by region in Oct-2009:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +0.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 78%;
    • Africa: 71.1%;
    • Asia Pacific: 76.3%;
    • Europe: 79.9%;
    • Latin America: 76.4%;
    • Middle East: 73.2%;
    • North America: 82.3%;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -0.5%;
    • Africa: -3.8%;
    • Asia Pacific: +1.9%;
    • Europe: -11.3%;
    • Latin America: +6.7%;
    • Middle East: +18.4%;
    • North America: +0.5%. [more]

IATA: “The crisis has cost the industry two years of growth. Adjusting costs and capacity to meet that reality will be challenging. Yields remain under severe pressure. Although there has been a modest rise in air fares since mid-year, it remains around 20% less expensive to fly in real terms today than it was a year ago," Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO. Source: IATA, 30-Nov-2009.