Chinese flag carrier Air China has posted a 1.5% year-on-year decrease in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for January.
The carrier's international passenger traffic fell by 1.2%, while its domestic passenger traffic fell by 1.6% and regional traffic fell by 3.4%.
The airline carried 3.95 million passengers in January, a decrease of 2.7% year on year. Its passenger numbers fell by 1.9% to 3.27 million on domestic routes and decreased by 6.8% year on year to 523,000 on international routes. On the regional routes, passenger numbers fell by 5% to 152,000.
Air China's overall passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, fell by 0.4%. Capacity on its domestic routes grew by 2.3%, while capacity on international routes fell by 4.3% and on regional routes, capacity fell by 3.9%.
The overall passenger load factor stood at 79%, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points.
The airline's cargo capacity, as measured in available freight tonne kilometres, fell by 0.5% and its cargo load factor rose by 8.2 percentage points to 55%.
Air China's revenue freight tonne kilometres and freight tonnage carried climbed by 17% and by 31% respectively.