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.