Korean Air reported (09-Sep-2009) international passenger traffic rose 9% year-on-year in Aug-2009. The carrier also stated forward bookings on international routes in Sep-2009 are up 21% year-on-year on the back of a 9% increase in capacity, adding the number of business and leisure passengers have been increasing since Jul-2009. Details include:
- Sep-2009 international forward bookings: +21% year-on-year;
Korean Air: “For Korea, increased demand in outbound and inbound travel and a growing number of transit passengers are expected to drive steady growth in overall demand for international air travel in the latter half of this year,” Jong-Hee Lee, President & COO. Source: Korean Air, 09-Sep-2009.