Asian airlines’ February cargo up 5.3%
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reported that its 17 member airlines transported 3.8 million freight-ton kilometers in February, up 5.3 percent compared to 3.6 million freight-ton kilometers in the same month 2005.
The Kuala Lumpur-based association said international freight traffic capacity in February increased 2.6 percent, resulting in a 1.7-percent improvement in freight load factor to 66.9 percent.
After the first two months of the year, air freight for the AAPA airlines increased 5.3 percent with the average freight load factor up 1.1 percent to 64.6 percent.
“Given a stable macroeconomic picture, and barring any unforeseen shocks, the outlook for the Asia Pacific aviation industry remains positive,” said Andrew Herdman, director general at the association.
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines members are: Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Dragonair, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippines Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines.