The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that global demand revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose by 4.3% in April 2019 compared to the same period last year. During the month, global available seat kilometres (ASKs) increased by 3.6%, and load factor climbed 0.6 percentage points to 82.8%, which was a record for the month of April, surpassing last year’s record of 82.2%. Regionally, Africa, Europe and Latin America posted record load factors. The report from the IATA shows that European airlines’ April traffic increased 8% compared to the same period in 2018, up from 4.9% annual growth in March.

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