Asia-Pacific airlines saw a collective 31.3 % rise in net profits in 2017, earning $8.8 billion in net profit during 2017, compared to $6.7 billion in 2016, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). The strong results—aggregated from 24 Asia-Pacific carriers—reflected the reach of global economic growth into both advanced and emerging markets. The region responded with improvements in both passenger and cargo traffic and accompanying revenue, tempered by ...

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