Passenger traffic jumped 9.5 percent in March

Kuala Lumpur, Air passenger traffic demand jumped 9.5 percent in March from a year ago, helped by the strength of global economic conditions, IATA said in its monthly report.

The International Air Transport Association said March’s demand growth was the fastest in 12 months, while available seat km capacity grew at a more modest 6.4 percent over last year’s period. Passenger load factor rose 2.3 percentage points to 82.4 percent as a result.

“Demand for air travel remains strong, supported by the comparatively healthy economic backdrop and business confidence levels,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said.

Source: Jordan News Agency