SINGAPORE (Apr 15): Singapore Airlines reported March passenger load factor (PLF) for the entire group fell 1.4 ppt to 81.5% after group passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger-kilometres) increased by 6.2% compared to last year, trailing growth in capacity (measured in available seat-kilometres) of 8.1%.

PLF for flag carrier SIA declined 1.2 percentage points to 81.0%. Passenger carriage increased 6.6% compared to last year, against capacity injection of 8.3%. PLF declined for all route regions except for West Asia and Africa due to shift in Easter from end-March in 2018 to mid-April in 2019, and significant capacity growth in Americas region. Efforts are in place to maintain year-on-year RASK (revenue per available seat-kilometres) in the face of increasing competition in the key markets, says SIA in its monthly report of operating statistics.

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