Middle Eastern passenger traffic grows 25.9% y/y in March.

By bne IntelliNews April 29, 2010
According to figures by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passenger traffic of the Middle East increased by 25.9% y/y in March, mainly due to the average of 5% regional economic growth in the region. However, local airlines' load factor stood at 76.2%, slightly lower than the global figure of 78%, IATA said. Freight demand in the Middle East showed about 35.5% increase in the same period, the association added noting that Middle East 's passenger traffic grew by 25.8% y/y and 23% y/y in February and January respectively.

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