Asia-Pacific airlines’ international traffic up 7.9% in November

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International passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 7.9% year on year in November, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

The airlines carried a combined total of 17 million international passengers for the month, an increase of 8.4% from the same month last year, says AAPA.

International capacity, as measured in ASKs, rose by 3.5%, while the passenger load factor grew by 3.1 percentage points to 77%.

The demand for international air cargo, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, increased by 0.9% year on year in November.

The freight capacity of airlines in Asia-Pacific declined by 1.9%, while the average international air cargo load factor was 1.8 percentage points higher at 68%, adds AAPA.