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Global Air Travel Demand Grows 7.1 Percent In August

2015 10 02

Global demand for air travel continued to rise in August, IATA data showed, driven by robust growth in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Air passenger traffic in terms of revenue passenger kilometers rose 7.1 percent in August, against an 8.2 percent increase recorded for July, IATA said in its monthly passenger data release.

"August results continue the trend of strong demand for air travel, despite some softening in global economic growth, particularly in emerging markets," IATA Director General Tony Tyler said in a statement.