Korean Air reported a 5.5% increase to 4.04 billion RPKs in May. Despite a drop in domestic traffic and slowing passenger flow to Japan and Southeast Asia, traffic between Korea and China jumped 32% to 204.4 million RPKs. Capacity between the two countries also climbed, rising 14.5% to 292.5 million ASKs. Capacity on European operations was up 24.1% while RPKs increased 15.9%. To the US, ASKs grew 14.9% and RPKs 7.1%.

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