The easing of travel restrictions, coupled with strong travel appetite, led to a 494.6% year-on-year increase in the number of international passengers carried by Asia-Pacific airlines which added up to 19.8 million altogether in March 2023. Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed its preliminary traffic figures for March 2023. International passenger demand remained solid, driven by the robust recovery in leisure and business travel in Asia and globally, the report said. As a percentage of pre-pandemic 2019 levels, demand averaged 61.0%. Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) for the month rose by 354.6% year-on-year, underscoring the relative strength of regional travel

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