Asia-Pacific airlines’ international traffic up 6.4% in February

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 6.4% in February, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

The airlines carried a combined total of 17.1 million international passengers in the month, up by 9.3% from the same month last year, says AAPA.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, rose by 3.6%, while the passenger load factor grew by 2 percentage points to 77.5%.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, declined by 13.2% year on year in February.

The freight capacity of airlines in the Asia-Pacific declined by 8.8%, while the average international air cargo load factor was down 3.2 percentage points to 63.2%, adds the AAPA.