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Passenger traffic up 3% in Jan-2013: IATA

6-Mar-2013 11:12 AM

IATA reports (05-Mar-2013) the following traffic growth in Jan-2013:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +2.7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.1%;
    • International passenger load factor: 77.6%;
      • Africa: 67.9%;
      • Asia Pacific: 77.8%;
      • Europe: 77.1%;
      • Latin America: 79%;
      • Middle East: 78.6%;
      • North America: 79.4%;
    • Domestic passenger load factor: 76.4%;
      • Australia: 76.7%;
      • Brazil: 78.4%;
      • China: 77.4%;
      • India: 75.9%;
      • Japan: 56.4%;
      • US: 78.8%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “Looking ahead, current levels of business confidence are pointing to further growth in air travel demand. Nevertheless, with persisting weakness in many Eurozone economies, downside risks to the growth trajectory of air travel remain relevant,” Source: Company statement, 05-Mar-2013.