Asia-Pacific airlines’ international traffic flat in January

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 0.5% year on year in January, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

The airlines carried a combined total of 17.5 million international passengers in the month, down by 0.1% from the same month last year, says AAPA.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, rose by 1%, while the passenger load factor fell by 0.3 percentage points to 78%.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, went up by 4.3% year on year in January.

The freight capacity of airlines in Asia-Pacific declined by 0.4%, while the average international air cargo load factor increased by 2.9 percentage points to 62.8%, adds the AAPA.