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Passenger traffic up 3% in Apr-2013: IATA

31-May-2013 11:21 AM

IATA reports (30-May-2013) the following traffic growth in Apr-2013:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +3.2% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 78.1%;
    • International passenger load factor: 77.8%;
      • Africa: 67.8%;
      • Asia Pacific: 76.9%;
      • Europe: 79.4%;
      • Latin America: 76%;
      • Middle East: 76.8%;
      • North America: 79.5%;
    • Domestic passenger load factor: 78.6%;
      • Australia: 75.4%;
      • Brazil: 71.3%;
      • China: 80.8%;
      • India: 75.5%;
      • Japan: 55.3%;
      • US: 82.6%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “Business confidence levels are still above those of mid-2012, but the upswing that supported the acceleration in passenger travel at the end of 2012 has flattened over recent months, largely due to deterioration in the Eurozone economy. Nonetheless, expectations for global economic growth in 2013 remain above those in the previous two years, and export orders still signal modest increases in world trade growth ahead – both of which should support further growth in air travel demand.” Source: Company statement, 30-May-2013.