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29-Nov-2013 10:38 AM

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines pax numbers up 8% in Oct-2013, cargo traffic up 2%

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports (28-Nov-2013) the following international traffic highlights for its member airlines in Oct-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 18.5 million, +8.3% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +8.6%;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +7.5%;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.2%, +0.7 ppt;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +2.1%;
  • Cargo load factor: 66.1%, -1.2 ppts. [more – original PR]

AAPA: “The steady improvement in global business conditions, and the tentative recovery in consumer sentiment seen in the major developed economies, give us added confidence in future growth prospects, even though competitive pressures are still weighing heavily on both yields and margins for Asian carriers," Source: Company statement, 28-Nov-2013.