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South Korea's int'l passenger numbers up 6.4% in Oct-2011, cargo down

23-Nov-2011 11:08 AM

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs reports (22-Nov-2011) the following traffic highlights in Oct-2011:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • International: 3.8 million, +6.4% year-on-year;
    • By region:
      • Japan: 984,362, -1.8%;
      • China: 902,399, +4.5%;
      • Southeast Asia: 1.2 million, +16%;
      • Americas: 321,397, -2.1%;
      • Europe: 263,170, +9.8%;
      • Oceania: 128,152, +24.8%;
      • Others: 65,019, +12%;
    • Domestic: 2.0 million, +5.5%;
    • By carrier:
    • Cargo volume: 306,000 tonnes, -3.5%;
      • International: 280,000 tonnes, -4.8%;
      • Domestic: 26,000 tonnes, +13%.

According to the Ministry, South Korea’s full service carriers accounted for 66.8% of total international passengers in Oct-2011, while the nation’s LCCs accounted for 4.7% of the total international passenger numbers, up 2.2 ppts. South Korea’s LCC accounted for 42.2%, up 7.0 ppts of the total domestic passenger numbers in Oct-2011.