Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines reported a 9.9% hike in passengers on international flights to 10.6 million in March. Traffic in terms of RPKs rose 8.1% on a slightly slower capacity increase of 7.2%, resulting in a 0.6-point increase in load factor to 71.7%. International freight traffic in terms of FTKs climbed 6.5%. However, capacity was up 9% and as a result the average freight load factor fell 1.5 points to 64.9%. AAPA represents 17 airlines.

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