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17-Nov-2009 11:59 AM

Singapore Airlines Oct-2009 pax down 9.6%, load factor up; "encouraging signs"

Singapore Airlines passenger numbers down 9.6% - traffic highlights in Oct-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.4 million, -9.6% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 81.1%, +3.6 ppts;
    • East Asia: 77.0%, +2.7 ppts;
    • Americas: 82.7%, +7.4 ppts;
    • Europe: 82.0%, +2.2 ppts;
    • Southwest Pacific: 86.6%, +2.0 ppts;
    • West Asia & Africa: 76.3%, +5.0 ppts;
  • SIA Cargo: 101,500 tonnes, -3.1%. [more]

Singapore Airlines: “There are encouraging signs that the decline in demand may have bottomed out, with increasing demand seen in the premium classes. Singapore Airlines will continue to make appropriate adjustments where necessary to better match capacity to forward demand,” Company statement. Source: Singapore Airlines.