Asia-Pacific air passenger traffic plunged 93.7% year on year in February as nations maintained strict border controls due to the global pandemic, Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines data released March 29 showed. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Asia-Pacific airlines carried only 1.2 million international passengers in February, just 6.3% of the 18.3 million recorded in the same month a year earlier, the AAPA data showed. Available seat capacity was 14.9% of levels registered last year, and the average international passenger load factor of 24.8% for the month underscored the extremely weak demand conditions, AAPA said. “During the first two months of the year, Asian airlines carried just 4% of the number of international passengers that flew in the corresponding months of 2019, before the pandemic decimated travel,” AAPA Director General Subhas Menon said. While economic activity was rebounding globally, the travel […]