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International passenger traffic up 16.5% in Apr-2011: IATA

3-Jun-2011 11:13 AM

IATA reports (02-Jun-2011) the following traffic growth in Apr-2011:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +11.9% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.4%;
    • International passenger load factor: 76.7%;
      • Africa: 65.6%;
      • Asia Pacific: 74.3%;
      • Europe: 78.9%;
      • Latin America: 76.4%;
      • Middle East: 76%;
      • North America: 78.4%;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +3.3%;
    • International cargo traffic (FTKs): +5.4%;
      • Africa: -5.9%;
      • Asia Pacific: -2.6%;
      • Europe: +13.4%;
      • Latin America: +4.6%;
      • Middle East: +21.4%;
      • North America: +7.9%:
  • Domestic passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.7%;
  • Domestic passenger load factor: 78.8%;
    • Australia: 76%;
    • Brazil: 72.8%;
    • China: 84.1%;
    • India: 78.8%;
    • Japan: 47.4%;
    • US: 82.2%. [more]

IATA: “The weakness of the Japanese domestic market is the most striking domestic market development. The impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has been to cut passenger travel within the country by 31% in April. Reconstruction should start boosting economic activity in the country during the second half of the year, but it is not clear how rapidly domestic air travel in Japan will recover,” Source: Company statement, 02-Jun-2011.