High demand for air travel in July
The global demand for air tickets was in the important holiday month of July strong in the elevator.
The number of passenger miles flown was in July, 5.9 percent higher than a year earlier according to Wednesday from transport statistics that the international trade association IATA on Wednesday has published.
The low fuel prices put airlines in their tickets for competitive prices to offer, and that was the question for good. The offer was 6 percent higher than in July 2015.
An average of 83,7 percent of the seats on board filled. Thus, the average occupancy rate, a key measure of efficiency in the aviation industry, only a fraction below the record level for July in the previous year was achieved.
In Europe continued the growth of the ticket sales limited to 3.4 percent. IATA director Alexandre de Juniac blame that on the series of attacks on the continent in the past few months. The terreurgolf scares especially travelers from other parts of the world.
The strongest growth came from carriers in the Middle East (12.5 percent) and Asia (9.6 percent). Africa was good for an increase of 6.8 percent, and in North and Latin America were increases measured respectively to 2.8 and 2.9 percent.