16-May-2013 11:33 AM

Singapore Airlines pax numbers up 1% in Apr-2013, pax load factor down 2 ppts to 77.8%

Singapore Airlines reports (15-May-2013) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.5 million, +1.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.8%, -1.9 ppts;
    • East Asia: 77.3%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Americas: 79.5%, +1.8 ppts;
    • Europe: 78.7%, -3.9 ppts;
    • South West Pacific: 79.4%, -4.3 ppts;
    • West Asia and Africa: 71.4%, -4.6 ppts;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +3.2%. [more – original PR]

Singapore Airlines: “PLF eased across all route regions, except East Asia and Americas. The shift in Easter holidays to March this year (as compared to April last year) contributed to weaker loads. The operating environment remains challenging. Efforts to stimulate demand to boost loads are expected to place continued downward pressure on yields.” Source: Company statement, 15-May-2013.