Global air demand ‘bounces back’ following hurricane disruption

Global air demand ‘bounces back’ following hurricane disruption

Airlines saw a strong bounce-back in October after hurricane-related disruption in the previous month.

Global demand grew by 7.2% over October 2016 as 6.2% more capacity was added, latest Iata data shows.

The airline trade body’s director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said:”As expected, the recent severe weather in the Americas region had only a temporary impact on the healthy travel demand we have seen this year, and we remain on course for another year of above-trend growth.

He added: “Demand for air travel remains strong as we head into the holiday travel season, and signs point to the broad-based economic upturn continuing into 2018, which is good news for demand for air travel.

“Tomorrow, Iata will hold our annual Global Media Day, bringing together some 100 journalists and bloggers from around the world, where we will present our updated economic forecast, among other topics.

“I look forward to this opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues and initiatives facing commercial aviation with our colleagues in the media.”

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