Global air passenger traffic growth slows to 4.6 percent in August: IATA

October 6, 2016 10:48 AM

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Global air passenger traffic growth slows to 4.6 percent in August: IATA

Global demand for air travel rose 4.6 percent in August, slowing from a 6.4 percent increase in July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

Capacity measured in available seat kilometres rose 5.8 percent, faster than demand, meaning load factors - a measure of how full planes are - dropped 0.9 percentage points to 83.8 percent, IATA said in its monthly traffic update.

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