IATA: Asia Pacific regional load factors ease between Aug-2018 and Sep-2018

    IATA, via its Asia Pacific Regional Briefing for Nov-2018, reported (29-Nov-2018) passenger load factor for Asia Pacific airlines eased from 84.2% in Aug-2018 to 80.8% in Sep-2018, although levels were a 0.5ppt year-on-year improvement compared to Sep-2017. By contrast, the region’s freight load factor increased from 52.9% in Aug-2018 to 55.4% in Sep-2018, matching the same period in 2017.