World demand for air travel rose sharply in April, thanks to global economic activity and lower airfares, IATA data for the month show. Releasing April world traffic data ahead of the IATA AGM, which opens June 4 in Cancun, IATA said passenger international and domestic traffic data measured in RPKs rose 10.7% compared to April 2016, which was the fastest pace in six years. April ASKs capacity increased 7.1%, while load factor climbed 2.7 percentage points to 82%—a record for the ...

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