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Singapore Airlines February air traffic down

Staff writer |
Singapore Airlines said its systemwide passenger carriage for the month of February slid 2.1 percent to 7.00 billion revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity in the month slid 0.4 percent to 9.12 billion available seat kilometres.

In February 2014, Singapore Airlines' passenger load factor or PLF fell 1.4 percentage points to 76.8 percent from 78.2 percent. The number of passengers carried during the month decreased by 1.8 percent to 1.4 million.

The airlines attributed the weaker passenger carriage to a combination of Lunar New Year demand shifting from February last year to January this year and softer demand to Bangkok.

Overall cargo traffic and capacity were 11.1 percent and 4.0 percent lower, respectively, during the month. Consequently, cargo load factor was 4.6 percentage points lower. Load factors were lower on all route regions mainly due to weaker seasonal demand that was further affected by the Lunar New Year lull period.

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