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International passenger traffic up 4.9% in Dec-2010 - IATA

3-Feb-2011 10:10 AM

IATA reports (02-Feb-2011) the following total international traffic growth by region:

  • Dec-2010:
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.9% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.2%;
      • Africa: 71.2%;
      • Asia Pacific: 76.6%;
      • Europe: 76.9%;
      • Latin America: 77.3%;
      • Middle East: 76.8%;
      • North America: 80.8%;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +6.7%
      • Africa: -4.5%
      • Asia Pacific: +7.9%;
      • Europe: +3%;
      • Latin America: +3.8%;
      • Middle East: +14.7%;
      • North America: +5.2%;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2010:
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +8.2%;
      • Africa: +12.9%;
      • Asia Pacific: +9%;
      • Europe: +5.1%:
      • Latin America: +8.2%;
      • Middle East: +17.8%:
      • North America: +7.4%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.4%;
      • Africa: 69.1%;
      • Asia Pacific: 77.6%;
      • Europe: 79.4%;
      • Latin America: 76.7%;
      • Middle East: 76%;
      • North America: 82.2%:
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +20.6%;
      • Africa: +23.8%;
      • Asia Pacific: +24%;
      • Europe: +10.8%;
      • Latin America: +29.1%;
      • Middle East: +26.7%;
      • North America: +21.8%. [more]

IATA: “Momentum going into 2011 did not appear to be particularly strong. However, business confidence and other business travel drivers strengthened at the end of last year. Gains in world trade and a stabilisation of air freight volumes point to a further upward leg to the expansion of goods shipped by air. Prospects for 2011 still seem to be consistent with air travel and freight markets expanding close to trend growth of 5-6% this year,” Source: IATA, 02-Feb-2011.