27-Jul-2011 10:51 AM

AAPA airlines passenger numbers up 4.4% in Jun-2011

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (26-Jul-2011) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines:

  • Jun-2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 15.5 million, +4.4% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.5%, -1.6 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -6.0%;
    • Cargo load factor:  67.3%, -3.1 ppts;
  • 6 months ended Jun-2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 91.6 million, +3.1%;
    • Passenger load factor: 75.8%, -2.3 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -3.2%;
    • Cargo load factor:  67.4%, -3.6 ppts. [more]

AAPA: “Despite these challenges, the outlook for the second half of the year still remains reasonably positive, given the normal seasonal pattern of stronger demand for both passengers and cargo. Amongst positive indicators, it is encouraging that Japan related traffic is starting to recover and, more broadly, consumer confidence across the Asia Pacific region remains robust. Demand for premium class seats also remains strong on many popular business routes. Nevertheless, some uncertainties remain about the strength of the global economic recovery, and unresolved macro-economic imbalances, evident in ongoing currency and oil price volatility,” AAPA Director General, Mr. Andrew Herdman. Source: Company statement, 26-Jul-2011.