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Passenger traffic up 6% in May-2013: IATA

4-Jul-2013 10:39 AM

IATA reports (03-Jul-2013) the following traffic growth in May-2013:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.6% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 78.1%;
    • International passenger load factor: 77%;
      • Africa: 66.2%;
      • Asia Pacific: 74.1%;
      • Europe: 79.1%;
      • Latin America: 77.4%;
      • Middle East: 73.5%;
      • North America: 83.4%;
    • Domestic passenger load factor: 79.9%;
      • Australia: 74.1%;
      • Brazil: 73.9%;
      • China: 79.5%;
      • India: 81.6%;
      • Japan: 61%;
      • US:85%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “While current levels of business confidence remain close to stagnation, a recent easing in the rate of decline in the Eurozone could help reduce downward pressure on global growth. More specifically, this could help revive some emerging economies – like China – who have hit a soft patch due to weak global demand. Stability in the European economy coupled with continued strong growth in emerging market trade should provide continued support for further growth in air travel in the months ahead.” Source: Company statement, 03-Jul-2013.