Asia-Pacific airlines’ international passenger traffic up nearly 6% in June

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 5.7% in June, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

Airlines carried a combined total of 18.3 million international passengers in the month, up by 7.1% from the same month last year, AAPA says.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, went up by 6.4%, leading to a 0.5 percentage point decrease in the average international passenger load factor to 79.6%.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, decreased by 2.2% year on year in June.

The freight capacity of airlines in the Asia-Pacific increased by 0.3%, resulting in a 1.7 percentage point fall in the average international air cargo load factor to 66.2%, adds the AAPA.