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SIA Group's passenger load factor up 1.9ppt to 84.6% in June

Cargo load factor dipped 5.9ppt.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group's passenger load factor (PLF) improved 1.9ppt to 84.6% in June. Passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger kilometres) increased 8.4% compared to last year, outpacing capacity (measured in available seat kilometres) injection of 5.9%.

According to its operating results, overall cargo load factor (CLF) was 5.9ppt lower, with cargo traffic (measured in freight-tonne-kilometres) declining 6.6% against capacity growth of 2.6%. CLF declined across all route regions.

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Meanwhile, SIA's PLF improved 2.2ppt to 84.9%. Passenger carriage increased 5.8% compared to last year, against a 3.1% increase in capacity. “PLF improved for all route regions, in part due to earlier Lebaran this year compared to last year,” SIA said.

SilkAir’s systemwide passenger carriage increased by 9.7%, ahead of capacity growth of 6.8%. Consequently, PLF increased 2.0ppt to 75.8%. “Growth in demand exceeded capacity injections across East Asia, Australia and West Asia,” SIA said.

Scoot recorded passenger carriage growth of 18.2%, exceeding capacity expansion of 16.7%. Consequently, PLF rose by 1.1ppt to 86.9%. “PLF on all route regions improved as demand outpaced changes in capacity. Selected routes to India, Southeast Asia and Australia continued to improve,” SIA added. 

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