• Asia Pacific Airlines Carried Just 1.4 Million Int. Passengers in June

    (29 July 2021)
    Preliminary traffic figures from the Association of
    Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for June 2021 show that international
    passenger demand remained suppressed by ongoing tight border
    restrictions.

    Across the Asia Pacific region, many countries
    recorded a surge in COVID19 transmissions caused mainly by the
    Delta variant, with limited vaccine supplies hampering vaccination
    progress.

    The region’s airlines carried only 1.4 million
    international passengers in June, just 4.4% of the 32 million
    carried in the corresponding month in 2019.

    With available seat
    capacity at 12.9% of pre-pandemic levels, the average
    international passenger load factor of 31% recorded in June was

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