SIA traffic down 0.6% in October

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Singapore Airlines' (SIA) has reported 0.6% decrease in RPKs in October from the corresponding period a year ago.

The number of passengers carried by the airline fell 1.8% to 1.4 million, says the Star Alliance carrier.

Capacity, as measured in ASKs, grew 1.4% due to additional frequencies to Houston, Manchester, Hong Kong, Seoul and Delhi, adds SIA. The load factor declined 1.5 percentage points to 79.6%.

In the cargo market, SIA's revenue freight tonne kilometres grew by 9%. Cargo capacity was 7.4% higher and the load factor rose by 1 percentage points to 66.4%.