Asia-Pacific airlines international traffic up 3.3% in September

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 3.3% year on year in September, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

The airlines carried a total of 16.7 million international passengers, an increase of 4% from the same month last year.

International capacity, as measured by ASKs, grew by 2.2%, while the passenger load factor grew by 0.8 percentage points to 77.8%.

Freight capacity of the airlines in Asia-Pacific fell by 4.3%, while the average international air cargo load factor increased by 2.6 percentage points to 66.6%, says the AAPA.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), decreased by 0.4% year on year.