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International passenger traffic up 10.1% in Oct-2010 - IATA

26-Nov-2010 10:35 AM

IATA reports (25-Nov-2010) the following total international traffic growth by region in Oct-2010:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +10.1% year-on-year
  • Passenger load factor: 79.6%;
    • Africa: 71.8%;
    • Asia Pacific: 77.8%;
    • Europe: 81.5%;
    • Latin America: 80.6%;
    • Middle East: 76.2%;
    • North America: 82.5%;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +14.4%;
    • Africa: +9.3%;
    • Asia Pacific: +14.9%;
    • Europe: +12.1%;
    • Latin America: +12.7%;
    • Middle East: +22.7%;
    • North America: +12.2%. [more]

IATA: “Looking ahead the fourth quarter has started at a more robust pace than expected. Traffic and passenger load factors were up significantly. Economic data have been supportive for the coming months. This should generate further gains in traffic volumes and supply-demand conditions for passenger yields also appear to have improved significantly,” Source: Company statement, 25-Nov-2010.