International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffic for the first quarter (Q1) of the year, indicating that African airlines have continued recovery with 7.1 per cent improvement compared to last year.
Its Director-General, Alexandre De Juniac, who disclosed this, said the growth in passenger figures mainly reflects the upturn on key routes to and from Europe offsetting struggles in Africa’s biggest economies of Nigeria and South Africa.
In an online interview, he said airlines ‘ capacity rose 2.3 per cent, with load factor jumping from 2.9 per cent to 66.0 per cent
He said the total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.8 per cent, compared to the same month last year.
Juniac said: ”Although this was below growth achieved in January, year-to-year comparisons are distorted because February 2016 was a leap month…Fuente: http://thenationonlineng.net/iata-releases-global-passenger-traffic-q1/