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21-Dec-2011 10:50 AM

South Korea's int'l passenger numbers up 5.8% in Nov-2011, cargo down

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs reports (20-Dec-2011) the following traffic highlights in Nov-2011:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • International: 3.5 million, +5.8% year-on-year;
    • By region:
      • Japan: 954,715, +0.8%;
      • China: 732,246, +4.3%;
      • Southeast Asia: 1.1 million, +10%;
      • Americas: 290,025, +3.6%;
      • Europe: 200,396, +6.8%;
      • Oceania: 128,217, +18.7%;
      • Others: 52,613, +15.1%;
    • Domestic: 1.8 million, +7.1%;
    • By carrier:
  • Cargo volume: 291,000 tonnes, -3.0%;
    • International: 266,000 tonnes, -4.7%;
      • Japan: 38,743 tonnes, -2.8%;
      • China: 46,394 tonnes, -8.3%;
      • Southeast Asia: 70,159 tonnes, -2.2%;
      • Americas: 53,048 tonnes, -6.7%;
      • Europe: 49,169 tonnes, -5.0%;
      • Oceania: 4576 tonnes, +1.7%;
      • Others: 3716 tonnes, +0.8%;
    • Domestic: 25,000 tonnes, +20.8%.

According to the Ministry, South Korea’s full service carriers accounted for 67.2% of total international passengers in Nov-2011, while the nation’s LCCs accounted for 5.1% of the total international passenger numbers, up 2.2 ppts. South Korea’s LCC accounted for 42.1%, up 5.6 ppts of the total domestic passenger numbers in Nov-2011.

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