Hurricane pressures grow aviation

World November 2, 2017 17:21

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Travelers posted 5.7 percent more miles on board aircraft than in September 2016, according to transport statistics from IATA. In view of the severe effects that Hurricanes Irma and Maria had on air traffic, according to IATA chiefman Alexandre de Juniac, a 'healthy' growth is growing.

The branch organization assumes that growth will also slow down in the coming months, a trend that has been going on for a long time. Cheap tickets have seen a strong increase in demand in the past period, but lately the ticket prices are again in the elevator. This is also due to the slightly increased fuel price.

The chair supply in September was 5.3 percent higher than a year earlier. Airplanes were somewhat fuller with an average occupancy of 81.6 percent. In Europe, 86.4 percent of the seats were loaded on board, an improvement of 1.4 percentage points. In North America, the occupancy rate also decreased by 1.3 percentage points to 82 percent under the influence of natural violence.

Airline companies in the Middle East saw a decline in passenger growth to the lowest level since February 2009. This is due to increased security measures for flights between that region and the United States. In Asia and Latin America, demand was the strongest.

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