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Traffic Results from Asia Pacific Airlines in October 2016

[HD videos below] Preliminary traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for the month of October 2016 show further growth in international air passenger markets, albeit at a slower pace, and a firm increase in air cargo demand.

Compared to the same month last year, October saw a 3.9% increase in the number of international passengers carried by the region's airlines to a combined total of 24 million. Measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), international passenger demand increased by 4.9%, reflecting relatively strong long haul markets. Overall, available seat capacity expanded by 5.0%, resulting in a marginal 0.1 percentage point decline in the average international passenger load factor to 77.0% for the month.

The pick-up in international air cargo demand, which began in the middle of the year, extended to the month of October with a firm 7.1% increase as measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), the strongest monthly increase of the year thus far. Growth in demand significantly outpaced the 3.9% expansion in offered freight capacity, leading to a 1.9 percentage point rise in the average international freight load factor to 65.7% for the month.

"The first ten months of the year saw an encouraging 6.1% increase in the number of international air passengers carried by Asian airlines, to a combined total of 243 million," said Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General. "The relatively strong upswing in air cargo markets in October sustains the positive trend established over recent months, although overall volumes for the first ten months of the year are up by just 0.7% compared to the same period last year."

Looking ahead, Mr. Herdman said, "Air passenger demand remains relatively robust, although the pace of growth has slowed, reflecting a degree of uncertainty about the global economic outlook. The upswing in air cargo markets is a welcome development, although confidence remains fragile amidst still weak global trade conditions and signs that protectionist sentiments are likely to shape the political agenda."

HD Videos from AAPA's 60th Assembly of Presidents on 18 November 2016

Outlook and Challenges of Aviation Industry. Perhaps the most interesting panel discussion to take place at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines' (AAPA) 60th Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines. Moderated by Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President Asia & Pacific of IATA, the three panelists consist of: Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, President of Thai Airways International, Mr. Shukor Yusuf, Founder of Endau Analytics, and Mr. Peter Bellew, CEO of Malaysia Airlines.

Sustainable Development of Aviation Industry. Three-person panel discussion about the Sustainable Development of International Aviation. The discussion took place at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 60th Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines on 18 November 2016. The panel consists of Michael Gill, Executive Director of Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), as moderator together with Henrik Hololei, Director General - European Commission, and Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways.

Exclusive HD video interview with Dasha Kuksenko, Vice President and Regional General Manager of Sabre Airline Solutions - Asia Pacific.

Closing press conference from AAPA's 60th Assembly of Presidents 2016. Mr. Andrew Herdman, Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), gives the closing press conference at the 60th Assembly of Presidents on 18 November 2016 in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

Complete aviation industry update by Andrew Herdman, Director General - Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), an 60th Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

Roberto Lim, the Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports, Department of Transportation of Philippines gives his welcome speech on 18 November 2016 at the opening of AAPA's 60th Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines giving his brief and well timed welcome speech at AAPA's 60th General Assembly of Presidents on 18 November 2016 in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

Andrew Herdman's welcome speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 60th annual General Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

The entire press conference which preluded the 60th annual AAPA Assembly of Presidents in Manila, Philippines. Mr. Andrew Herman, Director General of AAPA (Association of Asia Pacific Airlines) gives us a very thorough and In-depth look at the Aviation Industry within Asia Pacific and talks about some of the most important factors this year and what may well happen next.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be the first airline in Asia Pacific to use Sabre's AirVision Commercial Analytics.

Dr. Dinesh Keskar, Boeing's Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and India Sales, gives a media presentation at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 60th Assembly of Presidents in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines.

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