International passenger numbers reached 16.6 million for airlines operating within the Asia Pacific region for the month of May 2012.
This figure represents an 8.7 percent year-on-year increase in international flyers, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
These statistics reflect ¡°positive consumer confidence, despite lingering concerns over the fragility of the global economic recovery.¡±
Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) by international travellers saw a rise of more than 7 percent.
AAPA director general Andrew Herdman was encouraged by the results but was cautious and highlighted future challenges facing the industry such as ¡°widespread competitive pressures, the continued weakness in air cargo markets, and unresolved concerns over the outlook for the global economy.¡±International air cargo traffic carried by the region¡¯s airlines decreased in May and the average load factor also fell.
Monday, July 02, 2012
Air traffic in APAC soars
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T