17-Sep-2013 11:56 AM

Singapore Airlines pax up 12%, load factor up 4ppts in Aug-2013; market remains challenging

Singapore Airlines passenger numbers up 12% - traffic highlights for Aug-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.7 million, +11.7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 82.4%, +4.1ppts;
    • East Asia: 80.8%, +3.5ppts;
    • Americas: 88.9%, +3.0ppts;
    • Europe: 88.1%, +6.3ppts;
    • South West Pacific: 78.5%, +4.9ppts;
    • West Asia and Africa: 69.1%, +1.2ppts. [more - original PR]

Singapore Airlines: "Load factors improved across all regions, bolstered by strong leisure travel demand during the Lebaran/Hari Raya holidays, coupled with returning summer traffic. Traffic to West Asia & Africa also saw improvements with the shift in the Lebaran/Hari Raya period. The operating environment remains challenging, however, and ongoing efforts to stimulate demand to boost loads will continue to place downward pressure on yields." Source: Company statement, 16-Sep-2013.