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Singapore Airlines Jul-2009 pax down 14.3%

18-Aug-2009 11:10 AM

Singapore Airlines passenger numbers down 14.3% - traffic highlights in Jul-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.4 million, -14.3% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 7.7%, -1.3 ppt;
    • East Asia: 73.5%, +1.9 ppt;
    • Americas: 83.0%, -0.6 ppt;
    • Europe: 82.7%, -4.5 ppts;
    • Southwest Pacific: 81.6%, -5.5%;
    • West Asia and Africa: 78.3%, +4.5 ppts;
  • Cargo volume: 95,000 tonnes, -13.8%. [more] [more - Perspective]

Singapore Airlines: “Overall cargo carriage (measured in freight tonne kilometres) fell by14.6%, at a slower pace compared to the reduction in systemwide cargo capacity of 18.9%. This resulted in the 3.3 percentage points improvement in cargo load factor (CLF). All route regions registered improvements in PLFs. The ongoing global economic slowdown continues to impact travel demand. With the exception of East Asia and West Asia and Africa, all other route regions registered lower PLFs compared to last year. Singapore Airlines will continue to monitor traffic movements and make appropriate adjustments where necessary to match capacity to forward demand,” Company statement. Source: Singapore Airlines, 17-Aug-2009.