Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Preliminary September 2021 traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed yet another month of severe weakness in international air passenger demand, whereas international air cargo markets continued to strengthen on the back of growth in demand.

For the month, the region’s airlines carried a combined total of 1.2 million international passengers, representing 4.1% of the 30 million recorded in the same month of 2019. The international passenger load factor averaged 33%, whilst available seat capacity was 13.9% of pre-pandemic levels.Read more