29-Jul-2010 10:24 AM

International passenger traffic up 11.9% in Jun-2010: IATA

IATA reports (29-Jul-2010) the following total international traffic growth by region in Jun-2010:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +11.9% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 79.8%;
    • Africa: 69%;
    • Asia Pacific: 77.9%;
    • Europe: 81%;
    • Latin America: 73.8%;
    • Middle East: 76.6%;
    • North America: 86.6%;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +26.5%;
    • Africa: +54%;
    • Asia Pacific: +29.8%;
    • Europe: +15.3%;
    • Latin America: +44.9%;
    • Middle East: +39.6%;
    • North America: +24.2%. [more] [more - Perspective]

IATA: “The balance of June’s results would point to continued growth going forward. There does not appear to be significant evidence of a loss of momentum. Some recent economic news has created uncertainty about economic prospects for Europe and even the US. However business confidence indicators remain relatively high. Higher load factors have supported yield increases which is helping airline revenues. June data from US airlines shows that year-on-year yield growth accelerated to 20-30% on international markets during the second quarter of this year – although yields have yet to return to pre-recession levels in absolute terms," Source: Company statement, 29-Jul-2010.