Taiwan's CAA unveiled 2001 Asian-Pacific airlines operation status this week. The status shows EVA Air ranks at #3 in terms of the load factor. EVA Air is nearly 75%, while CI ranked at #7, 74%.
Status is according to 485 major airlines worldwide, including 84 from Asian-Pacific region.
Despite the 9.11 terror attack, BR and CI's load factor shows strong results.
#1 load factor in Asia is Maldives (I can't figure it out it's english name according to chinese. "BuzzBird Airline"?) which is 85.4%, followed by #2 Qantas at 75.2% EVA at #3 at 74.9%.
Cargo figures was "reasonable". BR and CI both saw 2.5% and 7.9% of decrease in cargo capacity growth. CI carried 4 billion tons KM, ranked at #4 in Asia-Pacific, while EVA ranked at #7, with 3.3 billion tons KM.
According to number of fleets, ANA and JAL both scores #1 title in Asia with 141 planes. #2 is Korean Air with 127. China Airlines landed at #20 with 43, and EVA Air ranked at #27 with 34.
According to number of employees, Qantas ranked as #1 with 29217 staffs, followed by 2nd place, Thai Airways with 25000. MAS is #3 with 21072. CI ranks at #15 with 9497. EVA Air employs 3706 staffs, at #29.
Despite the affect of 9.11, Singapore Airlines ranks #1 in terms of profit with $350 million, making the airline as most profitable in Asia. #2 is Qantas with $220 million. China Airlines made a profit of $52 million. EVA lost $89 million.
Airlines with more than $200 million lost includes Asiana, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air.