[photopress:air_china_1_2_3_4_5_6.jpg,full,alignright]Air China said it carried 2.91 million passengers in April, down 1.7% year-on-year. And it carried 11.22 million passengers in the first four months of 2008, up 3.7% year-on-year.
The overall passenger load factor was 76.8% in April, down 0.7 percentage point year-on-year, while the overall passenger load factor for the first four months was 77%, up 1.6 percentage points.
Air China carried 79,138 tons of cargo in April, down 4% from a year earlier, and a total of 299,135 tons for the first four months, down 0.1%.
Cargo load factor for April was 59.4%, up 6.2 percentage points, while the load factor for the first four months was 57.1%, up 5.5 percentage points.
While these are not figures to have people crying in their soup they are not overly-encouraging as a trend.
Source: Trading Markets