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Revenue Passenger Kilometers Increase

The International Air Transport Association said reported that Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) increased 11.1% last month.  RPK is a measure of passenger traffic.  IATA data also showed a 3.1% fall in passenger demand and an average passenger load factor of 74.4%. 

The report concluded that while the 3.1% decline in passenger was an improvement in the compared to March’s 11.1% fall in March “this improvement should be viewed with caution” because the Easter holidays in April skewed the data at least 2%.  Also, while there were traffic gains, the came at the expense of yields in most area.  Preliminary information indicates another double digit drop for European airlines.

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