Hainan Airlines passenger traffic up 21% in August

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Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines' passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, increased by 21% in August compared with the same period last year.

The carrier's capacity, as measured in ASKs, rose by 19%, while its passenger load factor increased by 1.58 percentage points to 88.64%.

The airline carried 2.50 million passengers, an increase of 23% year on year.

Its freight traffic rose by 17%, while freight capacity went up by 5.8%. Total freight carried increased by 2.8% to 25,300t and the freight weight load factor rose by 7.91 percentage points to 80.96%

The figures include data from Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang'an Airlines and Shanxi Airlines.