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2-Feb-2012 10:55 AM

Passenger traffic up 5.4% in Dec-2011: IATA

IATA reports (01-Feb-2012) the following traffic growth:

  • Dec-2011:
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.4% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 76.8%;
      • International passenger load factor: 76.2%;
      • Domestic passenger load factor: 77.7%;
        • Australia: 80.9%;
        • Brazil: 69.6%;
        • China: 78.7%;
        • India: 78.7%;
        • Japan: 58.8%;
        • US: 81.1%;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +0.2%;
      • International cargo traffic (FTKs): -0.8%;
        • Africa: -1.8%;
        • Asia Pacific: -5.0%;
        • Europe: +2.1%;
        • Latin America: +1.5%;
        • Middle East: +10.8%;
        • North America: -1.1%;
      • Domestic cargo traffic (FTKs): +5.5%.
  • 12 months ended Dec-2011:
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.9%;
      • International passenger traffic (RPKs): +6.9%;
        • Africa: +2.3%;
        • Asia Pacific: +4.1%;
        • Europe: +9.5%;
        • Latin America: +10.2%;
        • Middle East: +8.9%;
        • North America: +4.0%;
      • Domestic passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.2%;
        • Australia: +2.3%;
        • Brazil: +13.7%;
        • China: +10.9%;
        • India: +16.4%;
        • Japan: -15.2%;
        • US: +1.3%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.1%;
      • International passenger load factor: 77.4%;
        • Africa: 67.2%;
        • Asia Pacific: 75.9%;
        • Europe: 78.9%;
        • Latin America: 77.2%;
        • Middle East: 75.4%;
        • North America: 80.7%;
      • Domestic passenger load factor: 79.3%;
        • Australia: 79.3%;
        • Brazil: 69.3%;
        • China: 82.2%;
        • India: 74.7%;
        • Japan: 61.2%;
        • US: 83%;
    • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -0.7%;
      • International cargo traffic (FTKs): -0.6%;
        • Africa: -1.2%;
        • Asia Pacific: -4.8%;
        • Europe: +1.5%;
        • Latin America: +5.5%;
        • Middle East: +8.2%;
        • North America: +1.5%;
      • Domestic cargo traffic (FTKs): -1.4%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “During the year as a whole, passenger travel markets performed well, given weak economic conditions in western economies. Load factors in passenger markets were high in the middle part of 2011, but declined in Q4 as airlines added capacity at a greater rate than traffic increased. Market conditions for air transport improved a little at the end of 2011, with an improvement in business confidence in December and January. In coming months we are likely to see stabilization in air transport markets.” Source: Company statement, 01-Feb-2012.

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