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Singapore Airlines pax numbers up in Jan-2013, pax yields likely to continue to come under pressure

18-Feb-2013 11:11 AM

Singapore Airlines reports (15-Feb-2013) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.5 million, +2.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 78.3%, +1.3 ppts;
    • East Asia: 72.1%, +1.4 ppts;
    • Americas: 82.1%, +4.0 ppts;
    • Europe: 79.5%, +0.9 ppt;
    • South West Pacific: 83.5%, -0.5 ppt;
    • West Asia and Africa: 73%, +0.3 ppt;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +1.7%. [more – original PR]

SIA: “Sytemwide PLF improved across all regions with the exception of South West Pacific where growth in demand was outstripped by the increase in capacity. Passenger yields are likely to continue to come under pressure due to promotional fare activities.” Source: Company statement, 15-Feb-2013.