Thai Airways pax down 1% in 2018, cargo up 5%

    Thai Airways reported (20-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 1.7 million, -2.8% year-on-year;
      • Passenger traffic (RPKs): -3.3%;
        • Domestic: -6.3%;
        • Regional: -0.8%;
        • Australia: -18.6%;
        • Europe: -1.3%;
      • Passenger load factor: 78.2%, -0.9ppt;
        • Domestic: 79.1%, +2.6ppt;
        • Regional: 78.0%, -0.1ppt;
        • Australia: 86.9%, +1.6ppts;
        • Europe: 76.1%, -2.3ppts;
      • Cargo: 56,135 tons, -7.8%;
      • Cargo load factor: 58.7%, -6.8ppts;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 19.7 million, -1.2% year-on-year;
      • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +0.1%;
        • Domestic: -4.8%;
        • Regional: -1.3%;
        • Australia: +1.2%;
        • Europe: +1.8%;
      • Passenger load factor: 78.1%, -1.7ppts;
        • Domestic: 75.3%, -0.3ppt;
        • Regional: 75.8%, -1.8ppts;
        • Australia: 81.0%, +0.7ppt;
        • Europe: 80.5%, -2.8ppts;
      • Cargo: 691,927 tons, +4.6%;
      • Cargo load factor: 61.4%, -1.4ppts.