Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) saw October RPKs rise 4.7% year-on-year while capacity, as measured by ASKs, rose 1.3%.

The passenger load factor for October rose 2.5 percentage points to 73.3%, says the carrier.

October freight tonne kilometres rose 18.6% year-on-year and available tonne kilometres rose 7.1%.

In September, CAL's RPKs rose 6.9% year-on-year and ASKs rose 9.1%.

For the first 10 months of 2009, CAL's RPKs fell 5.3% and FRTKs fell 19.5%, it adds.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news