Global passenger traffic grew 5.2% year-over-year in 2013, effectively aligning with the average annual growth rate of the past 30 years, IATA announced in its Air Passenger Market Analysis report. Global passenger capacity increased 4.8%, resulting in a total market yearly load factor of 79.5%, up 0.4 point from 2012. “We saw healthy demand growth in 2013 despite the very difficult economic environment,” IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said. “There was a clear ...

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