Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines members flew 52.4 billion RPKs in August, down 1.2% from the year-ago period, as traffic in the region continued to soften. Passenger boardings declined 3.7% to 12.3 million. Capacity continued to rise, however, with ASKs up 2.4% to 68.3 billion. As a result, load factor fell 2.8 points to 76.7%. AAPA international air cargo traffic was down 6% to 4.4 billion FTKs. For the first eight months of 2008, traffic rose 2.5% to 408.6 billion RPKs against a 3.6% climb ...

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