Korean Air reported a 112% year-on-year lift in passenger demand from China to 428.9 million RPKs, while load factor climbed 4.2 points to 70%. The airline also experienced robust growth in Japan and Europe/Middle East traffic with 15.2% and 17.4% hikes in RPKs respectively for the first two months of 2005. Those spectacular gains were offset by a 21.9% drop in domestic RPKs owing to route restructuring. China also became the growth engine of Korean Air's cargo business as volume to and ...

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