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PASSENGER TRAFFIC of airlines of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member states are projected to grow by a cumulative 6.4% this year in terms of passenger-kilometers performed (PKPs), compared with the 2% decline in 2009, the group said in a press statement yesterday.
PKP is a measuring method ICAO uses that is equivalent to the total number of kilometers all air passengers traveled within a given period.
ICAO said in its statement that the projected increase reflects the positive economic prospects worldwide.
For this year, Asia and the Pacific is expected to show the biggest rise in PKP among six general world regions, next only to the …