Asia-Pacific airlines carried more people and cargo in April than a year earlier despite the week-long flight disruptions caused by the Icelandic volcanic eruption. International passenger numbers hit 15.2 million last month, up 11.7%, while traffic measured in revenue-passenger kilometers grew by 8.9%. Total seat capacity increased by a modest 1.2%, which helped push load factor up 5.6 percentage points to 78.4%. Demand for air cargo remained strong, maintaining the positive trend of recent ...


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