28-Oct-2011 10:55 AM

AAPA airlines passenger numbers up 5.4% in Sep-2011, cargo traffic down

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (27-Oct-2011) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines in Sep-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 16 million, +5.4% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.3%, -1.1 ppts;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -6.5%;
  • Cargo load factor: 63.8%, -3.5 ppts. [more – original PR]

AAPA: “Notwithstanding the current challenges, and uncertainty about the global outlook, optimism about future growth opportunities remains positive for Asia Pacific carriers. This sentiment is underpinning ambitious fleet expansion plans, as well as the establishment of a number of new carriers of varying business models, including international partnerships and joint ventures,” AAPA director general, Andrew Herdman. Source: AAPA, 27-Oct-2011.