23-Jul-2010 10:56 AM

AAPA airlines report 14.9% rise in 1H2010 international pax

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (22-Jul-2010) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines:

  • Jun-2010:
    • Passenger numbers: 15.1 million, +25.2% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 79.5%, +8.5 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +30.4%.
  • Six months ended Jun-2010:
    • Passenger numbers: 89.3 million, +14.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.2%, +7.1 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +34.8%. [more][more - Perspective]

AAPA: “The business outlook for the coming months remains broadly positive, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a global economic growth rate of 4.6% for the year, led by 9.2% growth in Asia’s more dynamic economies. Airlines are well positioned to meet the expected growth in demand, through a combination of new aircraft deliveries and further improvements in fleet utilisation. However, even with an improving revenue environment, strict cost disciplines are still the key to success in this business,” Mr Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General. Source: AAPA, 22-Jul-2010.