All Nippon Airways domestic passenger traffic down 4.4% in FY2011

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Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has posted a 4.4% year-on-year decline in its domestic RPKs in FY2011.

The airline's domestic capacity for the year to 31 March was down 0.6% compared with last year, while passenger numbers on domestic routes declined by 4.1% year on year to 36.7 million. The domestic load factor was 60.8%.

On international routes, passenger traffic increased by 16.4% year on year against a capacity growth of 14.6% leading to a load factor of 74.4%. ANA carried 5.88 million passengers in FY2011, up by 22.2% from FY2010.

The volume of international cargo carried by the airline in the year increased by 4% to 514,000t, while domestic cargo volumes increased by 0.5% to 481,000t.

For March, ANA's domestic traffic grew by 19.2% while capacity increased by 1.4% compared with the same period last year, leading to load factor of 64%. Its passenger numbers increased by 19% year on year to 3.29 million.

On international routes, the airline's RPKs increased by 34.4%, ASKs rose by 10.1% and passenger numbers rose by 34.9% to 556,000 in March, resulting in a load factor of 78.9% for the month.

The volume of international cargo carried by the airline in March increased by 12.8% to 49,600t, while domestic cargo volumes declined by 4.6% to 42,800t.