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19-Dec-2012 11:28 AM

2012 annual pax reaches 3 billion, cargo traffic down 1%: ICAO

ICAO released (18-Dec-2012) its preliminary traffic* highlights for 2012, which showed passenger numbers rose 5% year-on-year to 2.9 billion in 2012. According to current projections, ICAO expects passenger numbers to reach 6 billion by 2030. 2012 traffic details include:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.9 billion, +5.0% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.5%;
    • Africa: +6.7%;
    • Asia and Pacific: +6.9%;
    • Europe: +4.9%;
    • Latin America and the Caribbean: +8.4%;
    • Middle East: +16.8%;
    • North America: +1.2%;
      • International: +6.5%;
        • Africa: +7.4%;
        • Asia and Pacific: +5.5%;
        • Europe: +5.6%;
        • Latin America and the Caribbean: +11.7%;
        • Middle East: +17.3%;
        • North America: +1.3%;
      • Domestic: +3.9%;
        • Africa: +2.3%;
        • Asia and Pacific: +8.8%;
        • Europe: -0.7%;
        • Latin America and the Caribbean: +5.3%;
        • Middle East: +7.9%;
        • North America: +1.2%;
  • Load factor: 78.8%;
    • Africa: 67.8%;
    • Asia and Pacific: 76.6%;
    • Europe: 79.4%;
    • Latin America and the Caribbean: 74.6%;
    • Middle East: 79.4%;
    • North America: 82.5%;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +4.0%;
    • Africa: +5.2%;
    • Asia and Pacific: +5.9%;
    • Europe: +2.5%;
    • Latin America and the Caribbean: +6.1%;
    • Middle East: +11.6%;
    • North America: +0.7%;
  • Cargo volume: 51 million tonnes;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -1.2%. [more – original PR]

*These figures are preliminary and cover revenue scheduled services only. The statistics are applicable to the traffic by region of airline domicile.

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