• North American carriers flying passengers recorded an 8.7% year-on-year increase in demand and a 10.0% increase in capacity in January of 2011. International passenger traffic carried by North American airlines has now recovered to 2% above its pre-recession peak of early 2008.
• North American carriers flying freight recorded an increase of 14.1% in January compared to levels a year ago, the highest of any region. The volume of traffic has grown by 11% since November last year, and now sits 10% above the pre-recession peak.
• Europe’s carriers recorded a 7.9% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic and an 8.8% increase in capacity.
• Asia-Pacific carriers recorded a 5.8% year-on-year demand increase in January, more than double the 2.8% increase recorded in December.
• Latin American carriers recorded an 11.0% growth in demand and a 12.4% growth in capacity.
• International air freight volumes expanded at a robust 9.1% in January after a revised 7.3% in December and 6.9% in November.
International Air Transport Association Reports Strong January Traffic Growth
Published Feb 28, 2011 on Pilot Jobs
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