THAI's cabin factor down to 70.2% in July

business August 14, 2014 14:37

By The Nation

Thai Airways International (THAI)'s cabin factor in July stood at 70.2 per cent, compared to 75.3 per cent in the same month last year.

The airline said that in July, flight schedules were adjusted in response to changing demand, resulting in a 5.4 per cent drop in the available seat-kilometre (ASK) from the same period last year. In the month, the revenue passenger-kilometre (RPK) declined by 11.8 per cent, particularly on Asian flights. 
Freight load factor in the month rose to 51.2 per cent, from 47.4 per cent last year.
The figures were reported to the board of directors who convened today.
The board is chared by ACM Prajin Juntong, a deputy chief of the National Council for Peace and Order. 
In a statement, the airline said that the situation in July showed an improvement from the previous month along with overall sentiment. However, it was still worse than the same period last year.