Asia-Pacific airlines’ international passenger traffic up 8% in August

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 8% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

Airlines carried a combined total of 20.1 million international passengers in the month, up by 8.7% compared with the same month last year, AAPA says.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, went up by 5.5% and the average international passenger load factor rose by 1.9 percentage points to 82.3%.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), grew by 0.3% year on year.

The freight capacity of airlines in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 2.8%, resulting in a 1.6 percentage point decline in the average international air cargo load factor to 63.1%, adds the AAPA.