Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – April 2016

Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

AAPAPreliminary traffic figures for the month of April released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed a continuation of established trends, with steady growth in international air passenger demand, whereas air cargo markets remained weak.

 
The month of April saw the region’s airlines carry 24.2 million international passengers, a 4.8% increase compared to the same month last year, on the back of continued strong regional demand. In revenue passenger kilometre (RPK) terms, international passenger volumes grew by 6.4%, boosted by an improvement in long-haul travel markets. Capacity expansion of 6.4% matched demand growth, with the average international passenger load factor for the month unchanged at 78.0%.

 
By contrast, air cargo demand was flat, with volumes in freight tonne kilometre (FTK) terms similar to those registered in the same month last year. Expansion in available freight capacity continued to outpace the growth in demand. As a result, the average freight load factor for the region’s carriers fell by 1.7 percentage points to 61.7%, after accounting for a 2.8% expansion in offered freight capacity.

 
Commenting on the results, Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General said, “During the first four months of the year, Asia Pacific airlines saw international passenger numbers increase by a healthy 6.9% to an aggregate total of 97.1 million. Passengers are benefiting from greater value than ever with competitive airfares and ever expanding consumer choice of products and services. However, international air cargo markets are still weak, with year to date demand registering a 4.8% decline compared to the same period a year ago, reflecting the lacklustre global trade conditions.”

 
Looking ahead, Mr. Herdman concluded, “The outlook for air passenger demand is expected to remain positive, even though there are uncertainties regarding the global economic outlook. Accordingly, although the region’s airlines are cautiously optimistic about further growth, they are at the same time continuing to focus attention on disciplined cost management efforts throughout the business.”

 

 

Source:- AAPA

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com