Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines' 17 member carriers transported 11.5 million passengers on international flights in July, down 7.8% from the year-ago month. International RPKs dropped 8.5% to 48.65 billion against a 6.5% cut in capacity to 63.5 billion ASKs, lowering load factor 1.7 points to 76.6%. "Traffic reductions may be easing, but a return to growth is still some way off," AAPA DG Andrew Herdman said.

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