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Date: 28 July 2005

Reduced Global Economic Activity Reflected in Freight Slowdown

June2005 over June 2004 RPK Growth ASK Growth PLF FTK Growth ATK Growth
Africa 11.2% 11.3% 63.2 10.9% 13.7%
Asia/Pacific

7.4%

6.7% 73.9 3.8% 6.1%
Europe 6.6% 4.5% 78.4 0.2% 3.6%
Latin America 12.4% 11.1% 70.6 -5.6% 5.4%
Middle East 14.8% 10.3% 71.0 13.9% 13.3%
North America 9.7% 9.5% 83.9 1.8% 8.1%
Industry 8.3% 7.0% 76.6 2.9% 6.3%

Year to Date - 2005 over 2004

RPK Growth

ASK Growth

PLF

FTK Growth ATK Growth
Africa 11.6% 8.4% 67.5 10.9% 10.9%
Asia/Pacific 8.1% 7.0% 71.9 4.4% 7.5%
Europe 6.3% 4.9% 74.7 2.2% 5.2%
Latin America 13.1% 12.6% 71.2 -2.9% 8.5%
Middle East 15.0% 12.4% 71.3 12.9% 13.9%
North America 11.1% 9.8% 79.1 0.1% 7.2%
Industry 8.8% 7.4% 74.0 3.4% 7.2%

Editors Notes:

  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents 265 airlines comprising 94% of international scheduled air traffic.
  • The IATA Billing and Settlement Plan operates in 71 countries for 390 airline and non-airline participants covering 150 countries and territories.
  • 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.
  • Due to uncertainties in the adoption of the new ICAO statistical definitions by reporting carriers, care should be taken when making year comparisons.
  • Industry Statistic archives for previous months
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