25-Mar-2011 10:39 AM

AAPA airlines passenger numbers up 3.5% in Feb-2011

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (24-Mar-2011) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines in Feb-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 14.7 million, +3.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 76%, -3.0 ppts;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -4.2%;
  • Cargo load factor: 65.7%, -4.0 ppts. [more]

AAPA: “Turning to the present situation, events in Japan have also had a major impact on regional travel and tourism flows. Overall, Japan represents 6.5% worldwide schedules air traffic and accounts for around a fifth of traffic within the Asia Pacific region. Airlines are making appropriate adjustments to their schedules so as to match offered capacity to actual demand as the situation develops. We can expect to see significantly lower demand for travel both to and from Japan in the next couple of months, before consumer confidence is restored and normal travel patterns and re-established hopefully by the second half of the year,” Mr Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General. Source: AAPA, 24-Mar-2011.