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Global air traffic grows 3.2% in April, driven by emerging markets: IATA

Published on May 30, 2013 6:55 PM
 
The director-general and chief exectutive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Mr Tony Tyler (above), speaks on 18 April 2013 at a lunch organized by the Cape Town Press Club in Cape Town ahead of the IATA annual general meeting and World Air Transport Summit, which is to be held in the city from June 2 to 4. Global air-passenger traffic grew by 3.2 per cent in April, compared to a year ago, driven by travel in emerging markets, the global airline industry body said on Thursday, May 30, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - Global air-passenger traffic grew by 3.2 per cent in April, compared to a year ago, driven by travel in emerging markets, the global airline industry body said on Thursday.

"We see strong growth among African, Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastern and Latin American airlines," International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief Tony Tyler told journalists in Cape Town.

Middle Eastern airlines were the strongest performers, growing by 10 per cent, followed by Asia-Pacific at 4.7 per cent and Africa at 4.6 per cent. Latin America grew by 2.8 per cent.

Growth was more modest in Europe where demand increased by 2.2 per cent in North American where the market rose 0.6 per cent.

 
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