Friday, 23 March 2018 02:43 GMT

Passenger demand in ME up 18 percent

(MENAFN) Passenger demand in the Middle East region increased by over 18 percent in January, Arabian Business reported

Data by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reveal that demand for the region's carriers surged 18.1 percent, the strongest across all regions

Capacity went up 15 percent from January 2013, whle load factor increased 2.2 percent to 81.1 percent

IATA said: "The Middle East carriers are benefitting from the strength of regional economies and solid growth in business-related premium travel, supported by the performance of internationally trading industries and key economies such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Passenger demand in ME up 18 percent

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