Global air passenger traffic in March grew at its fastest monthly pace in a year—up 9.5% year-over-year—driven by a generally strong global economic backdrop, according to IATA’s latest Air Passenger Market Analysis. For the first quarter of the year, passenger traffic was up 7.2%, comparable to the 7.0% growth pace set during the same period a year ago. Overall capacity increased 6.4% during the month, driving up the total market load factor 2.3 points to 82.4%, setting ...

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