16-Mar-2011 10:49 AM

South Korea's international air passengers up, domestic down in Feb-2011

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs reported international passenger numbers on air services rose 8.4% year-on-year to 3.3 million in Feb-2011, the highest figure for the month on record (CAAC-News, 15-Mar-2011). Details include:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Domestic: 1.4 million, -0.8% year-on-year;
    • International: 3.3 million, +8.4%;
  • Cargo volume: 262,000 tonnes, -3.1%;
    • Domestic: 20,000 tonnes, -10.9%;
    • International: 242,000 tonnes, -2.3%.

The ministry also stated preliminary passenger and cargo figures for Mar-2011 show a slight decline in year-on-year growth due to increased fuel surcharges and a decline in consumer confidence.