China Eastern passenger traffic up 18% in March

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China Eastern Airlines' passenger traffic as measured in RPKs grew by 18% in March, compared with the same period last year.

Its passenger capacity as measured in ASKs went up by 13.8%, while passenger numbers increased by 13.8% to 6.52 million.

The carrier's passenger load factor rose by 2.9 percentage points to 82%.

On domestic routes, the carrier's passenger traffic grew by 16.5% and capacity increased by 12.3%.

On international routes, its passenger traffic increased by 23.7%, while capacity increased by 18.9%.

On regional routes, the airline's passenger traffic went up by 5.04%, while capacity rose by 4.42%.

The amount of cargo carried by the airline fell 3.9% to 122,000t.