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Passenger traffic records growth amid 737 Max crisis

News Summed Up 2020-02-14 05:30:00

Despite the economic and political challenges of year 2019, passenger traffic demand recorded slow but steady growth across regions. The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) full-year passenger traffic results, released recently, showed that demand rose by 4.2 per cent compared to the full year of 2018. African airlines led all regions with a 5.0 per cent demand increase, though down from 6.3 per cent growth recorded for 2018. From our experience of past outbreaks, airlines have well-developed standards and best practices to keep travel safe. And airlines are assisting the World Health Organisation (WHO) and public health authorities in efforts to contain the outbreak in line with the International Health Regulations.