Global air travel growth slows in March

And the demand development in March likewise cannot match the 5.9% increase in capacity, triggering typical load aspects to decline to 79.6%.

While in line with long-term trends, demand development in March represented a downturn compared to January and February. It is premature to state whether this marks completion of the recent really strong outcomes. We do anticipate additional stimulus through network expansion and decreases in travel costs. The broader financial background continues to be controlled, said Tony Tyler, IATA s director basic & CEO.

International passenger need increased 6.2% in March 2016, considerably slower than the 9.1% increase seen in February. Worldwide traffic on Asia Pacific airline companies increased 6.0%, while European carriers saw a 5.5% boost. However, North American airlines global traffic edged up simply 0.7% year-on-year, the slowest rate since April 2013.

And traveler need saw a more significant deceleration on domestic paths, with a 3.7% boost in March 2016 as compared to 7.8% growth in February. This was mainly due to the controlled performance of the world’s 2 biggest domestic air travel markets, the United States and China.

India’s domestic bubble showed no signs of breaking however, as the nation experienced a 27.4% rise in demand in March.

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