Passenger Numbers Up 7.5% In October, Says IATA

Global passenger traffic grew 7.5 per cent in October compared with the previous year, according to the latest IATA data.

Global passenger traffic grew 7.5 per cent in October compared with the previous year, according to the latest IATA data.

Demand for domestic travel climbed by 7.3 per cent year-on-year while demand for international travel also rose by 7.6 per cent compared to October2014.

Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO said that while the market was “generally a good one”, it still has weak spots including the Brazilian air transport sector being caught in a “perfect storm” of a deepening recession, high costs and a weak currency.

The Middle East experienced the biggest surge in demand with a growth rate of 10.3 per cent compared to the previous 12 months, followed by Latin America and Asia-Pacific, which grew 10 per cent and 8.6 per cent respectively.

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