Singapore Airlines' (SIA) passenger traffic as measured in RPKs grew by 7.1% in October, compared with the same month in 2011.
The number of passengers carried by the airline increased by 7.1% to 1.53 million, says the Star Alliance carrier.
The carrier's passenger capacity as measured in ASKs grew by 5.6%, while its passenger load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points to 77.8%.
SIA adds that the passenger load factor for routes serving the southwest Pacific region declined as growth in demand was outpaced by the increase in capacity.
Passenger traffic of SIA's subsidiary, SilkAir, increased by 20.2%, while its capacity rose by 19.4% and passenger numbers grew by 11.2% to 277,000. The carrier's passenger load factor grew by 0.5 percentage points to 74.3%.
SIA Cargo's overall traffic, as measured in freight tonne kilometres, decreased by 13.1%, while capacity declined by 9.9%. Its cargo load factor fell by 2.4 percentage points to 63.9%.
The overall passenger and cargo load factor for the SIA Group increased by 0.2 percentage points to 69.1%.