Downturn bites hard - Asian traffic down 5-7% in Sep-08
It is alarming how severe and widespread this downturn has become. Asia Pacific international air travel demand (RPKs) slumped 6.8% year-on-year in Sep-08, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on a 1.1% reduction in capacity (ASKs). [719 words]
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Graphs and data:
- IATA international passenger traffic growth (% change year-on-year):
Asia Pacific vs Industry: Oct-07 to Sep-08
- AAPA international passenger traffic (RPK) and capacity (ASK) growth
(% change year-on-year): Oct-07 to Sep-08
- AAPA international passenger numbers growth (% change year-on-year) vs
load factors (%): Oct-07 to Sep-08
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