Global airline passenger traffic growth remained strong in April, with traffic demand up 6.2% year-over-year as capacity rose 5.9%, leading to an 82.3% passenger load factor—the third record-setting monthly load factor in a row, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market analysis released May 31. The April growth rate was not as high as March’s (9.7%, the fastest pace in a year) largely related to the timing of the Easter holiday in 2017, which affected April 2017 traffic. ...

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