27-Jan-2012 10:34 AM

AAPA pax numbers up 4% but cargo traffic down 5.4% in Dec-2011; 189.9 million pax in 2011

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (26-Jan-2012) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines:

  • Dec-2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 16.6 million, +4.0% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 75.7%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -5.4%;
    • Cargo load factor: 66.2%, -3.9 ppts;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2011:
    • Passenger numbers: 189.9 million, +3.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 76.4%, -2.0 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -4.8%;
    • Cargo load factor: 66.6%, -3.4 ppts. [more – original PR]

AAPA: “Uncertainty over prospects for the global economy in 2012 has somewhat overshadowed the immediate outlook, and airlines worldwide are bracing themselves for another challenging year ahead. Overall, however, Asian airlines still remain optimistic about longer term growth prospects, as evidenced by ambitious fleet plans, ongoing service enhancements, and the launch of innovative new business ventures,” director general, Andrew Herdman. Source: Company statement, 26-Jan-2012.

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