The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said that 2012 passenger traffic increased 7% to 207 million year-over-year. It attributed the increase to improvements in business markets and a sustained leisure travel demand. International RPKs rose 5.8% and capacity increased 3.9%, resulting in a load factor of 77.9%, up 1.5 points. “Overall, Asian airlines experienced a year of further encouraging growth in international passenger traffic in 2012, bolstered by healthy demand ...

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