The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago period. This was above the 3.5% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.5%. Load factor climbed 0.3 percentage point to 85.7%, which was a new monthly record, as airlines continue to maximize asset use.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Quynh Hoa https://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2019-10-10-01.aspx