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International Passenger Traffic Continues to Soar

In April, global passenger traffic reached record levels with a growth of 9.3 percent year-on-year, as revealed by Airports Council International. 

International traffic was especially strong, with a rise of 14.3 percent compared to April 2016, while the number of domestic travellers climbed 5.4 percent.

All regions posted robust gains, particularly Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, with overall increases of 14 percent, 13 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively.

In the first four months of the year, total passenger traffic surged 6.7 percent compared to the same period in 2016.

Furthermore, air freight volumes also rose, up six percent for the month under review, and 7.7 percent on a year-to-date basis.