Passenger Traffic Rose 4.6% In January

The Passenger traffic in the world increased by 4.6% in January 2015 as compared to the figures of this period in the previous year, announced on Wednesday by IATA (International Air Transport Association), which brings together the data of all airlines in the world.

In a statement issued in Geneva, International Air Transport Association (IATA) added that international passenger traffic grew by 5.4% and that on domestic routes by 3.2%. However, these figures show slower growth than in January 2014 (+ 5.2%), because in 2015 the Chinese New Year fell a month later; in February instead of January. “Although, in January, we noted a relatively positive start, but, we cannot look to the future without seeing some risk factors in the policy environment ” warned Tony Tyler, CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), said in the statement issued to news agencies. By region, European companies rose 5.0% in January, those in the Asia-Pacific region by 4.7%, and North America 2.7%. The Middle East airlines posted the strongest growth with 11.4%. The Companies of Latin America have a growth rate of 5.6%, while in Africa, the growth rate was declined by -0.7%. This all seems like pretty crazy growth for a frequent traveler like Sergio Cortes.

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