Passenger growth slowed in August, amid broader easing in trend

International Air Transport Association
Air Passenger Market Analysis – August 2016

Posted 06th October 2016

Key points from our full report on
air passenger markets in August:

  • Industry-wide passenger traffic slowed to 4.6% year-on-year in August, part of a wider easing in momentum.
  • Traffic is being shaped by a range of drivers, including fragile economic growth and lower airfares.
  • Upward trend in international traffic is strong in most regions, but a three-speed domestic market has emerged.
  • The seasonally-adjusted passenger load factor has remained stable at around 80% for the past six months.

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