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31-Jan-2013 11:16 AM

AAPA pax numbers up 6% but cargo traffic down 2% in Dec-2012, 206.9 million pax in 2012

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (30-Jan-2013) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines:

  • Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 18.0 million, +6% year-on-year;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.8%;
    • Capacity (ASKs): +2.6%;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.9%, +2.4 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -2.0%;
    • Cargo load factor: 67.8%, +1.0 ppts;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 206.9 million, +7%;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.8%;
    • Capacity (ASKs): +3.9%;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.9%, +1.5 ppts;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -3.4%;
    • Cargo load factor: 66.5%, -0.2 ppt. [more – original PR]

AAPA: “The global economic recovery is continuing, led by sustained growth in Asia and other developing markets, but consumer confidence in developed Western markets remains quite fragile. Nevertheless, the outlook for further growth in passenger travel remains positive, and hopefully in the new year we could also see some signs of a long overdue recovery in the air cargo market,” Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA director general. Source: Company statement, 30-Jan-2013.

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