"However, the fact that traffic is growing is a positive and the industry continues to do an excellent job of maximising asset efficiency as shown in the record load factor," he said in a statement.
Capacity climbed 1.6 per cent and load factor rose 1.3 percentage points to 81 per cent.Asia-Pacific airlines' October traffic increased 3.8 per cent compared to the year-ago period, a bit below the 4 per cent annual growth recorded in September and well down on 2018 growth largely owing to weaker business confidence in a number of key markets, the impact of the US-China trade war and the recent disruptions in Hong Kong.
Capacity rose 2.7 per cent and load factor edged up 0.9 percentage point to 79.6 per cent.
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