World airline passenger traffic (RPKs) grew about 7.5% in 2005 compared to 2004, with international RPKs up around 8.5%, ICAO said based on preliminary figures. Capacity, measured in ASKs, increased at a slightly slower pace, resulting in an average passenger load factor of almost 75%, up 2 points over last year. Load factor on international services also was 75% compared to 74% in 2004. The number of passengers carried worldwide on scheduled services is estimated to have topped 2 billion ...

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