August 16, 2017

IATA: Air travel records fastest first-half growth in 12 years


For the first six months of 2017, the industry experienced a 12-year high in traffic growth (7.9 per cent) and a record first half load factor of 81 per cent.

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres) rose by 7.8 per cent compared to last year.

This was in line with the 7.7 per cent growth recorded in May, with all regions reporting growth.

June capacity (in available seat kilometers) increased by 6.5 per cent, while load factors rose one percentage point to 81.9 per cent.

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