Asia-Pacific airlines’ international passenger traffic up 3% in April

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 2.5% in April, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

The airlines carried a combined total of 17.8 million international passengers in the month, up by 3.4% from the same month last year, says AAPA.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, went up by 4.1%, leading to a 1.3 percentage point decline in the average international passenger load factor to 76.8% for the month.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, decreased by 0.8% year on year in April.

The freight capacity of airlines in the Asia-Pacific increased by 0.9%, resulting in a 1.1 percentage point fall in the average international cargo load factor to 65.2%, adds the AAPA.