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1-Mar-2012 11:31 AM

International passenger traffic up 5.5% in Jan-2012: IATA

IATA reports (29-Feb-2012) the following traffic growth in Jan-2012:

  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 76.6%;
    • International passenger load factor: 76.6%;
      • Africa: 64.8%;
      • Asia Pacific: 77.5%;
      • Europe: 75.7%;
      • Latin America: 79.9%;
      • Middle East: 78.5%;
      • North America: 77.6%;
    • Domestic passenger load factor: 76.6%;
      • Australia: 77%;
      • Brazil: 74.9%;
      • China: 80.8%;
      • India: 74.9%;
      • Japan: 56.4%;
      • US: 78.1%;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -8.0%;
    • International cargo traffic (FTKs): -8.1%;
      • Africa: -3.7%;
      • Asia Pacific: -14.0%;
      • Europe: -9.6%;
      • Latin America: +2.2%;
      • Middle East: +9.4%;
      • North America: -4.0%;
    • Domestic cargo traffic (FTKs): -7.0%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “The modest revival of business confidence and export orders at the turn of the year supports the view that air freight markets have, for the moment, stabilized and that business travel is still expanding.” Source: Company statement, 29-Feb-2012.