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Date: 28 February 2005

Stronger Than Expected Start to 2005 -Tsunami Impacts Asian Traffic


January 2005 vs. January 2004 RPK Growth ASK Growth PLF FTK Growth ATK Growth
Africa 9.4% 7.9% 70.9 18.5% 9.0%
Asia/Pacific 2.5% 6.1% 72.6 16.5% 9.9%
Europe 9.9% 6.8% 72.6 14.6% 9.4%
Latin America 15.0% 12.8% 74.9 11.9% 10.2%
Middle East 10.7% 13.0% 74.1 25.9% 17.0%
North America 11.8% 10.0% 76.9 11.1% 10.5%
Industry 7.9% 7.8% 73.5 15.5% 10.4%
YTD 2005 vs. 2004 RPK Growth ASK Growth PLF FTK Growth ATK Growth
Africa 9.4% 7.9% 70.9 18.5% 9.0%
Asia/Pacific 2.5% 6.1% 72.6 16.5% 9.9%
Europe 9.9% 6.8% 72.6 14.6% 9.4%
Latin America 15.0% 12.8% 74.9 11.9% 10.2%
Middle East 10.7% 13.0% 74.1 25.9% 17.0%
North America 11.8% 10.0% 76.9 11.1% 10.5%
Industry 7.9% 7.8% 73.5 15.5% 10.4%
Notes for Editors:

  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents over 270 airlines comprising 95% of international scheduled air traffic.
  • Explanation of measurements:
    • RPK: Revenue Passenger Kilometres measures actual passenger traffic
    • ASK: Available Seat Kilometres measures available passenger capacity
    • PLF: Passenger Load Factor is % of ASKs used.  In comparison of 2004 to 2003, PLF indicates point differential between the periods compared.
    • FTK: Freight Tonne Kilometres measures actual freight traffic
    • ATK: Available Tonne Kilometres measures available total capacity (combined passenger and cargo)
  • IATA statistics cover international scheduled air traffic; domestic traffic is not included.
  • All figures are provisional and represent total reporting at time of publication plus estimates for missing data.
 

 

     

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