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The demand for air transport increased by 5.7% in September

The demand of passengers in global air transport increased by 5.7% in September compared to the same month in 2016, the International Air Transport Association reported today. (IATA)

Geneva, Nov 2 (EFE) .- The demand for passengers in global air transport increased by 5.7% in September compared to the same month in 2016, the Transport Association reported today. International Air (IATA).

The association indicated that the increase in demand in September, measured in passengers per kilometer transported (RPK, in its acronym in English), is not However, the lowest since February.

The impact of hurricanes Irma and María weighed "heavily" on the results, although growth had already begun to decline, IATA said. in a statement.

The capacity of international passenger transport, measured in seats per kilometer offered (ASK), grew by 5.3%, while the load factor (PLF) fell 0.3% to 81.6%.

"The growth in passenger demand in September was healthy, despite the great impact of natural disasters in the Americas," said the CEO. President of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac.

"Favorable global economic conditions underpin the demand, but with higher costs, the stimulus from lower fares have been turned off, "he said, suggesting a moderation in traffic growth.

By regions, passenger demand measured in passengers per kilometer transported in September increased by 7.1% in Europe compared to the same month of the previous year, while capacity increased by 5.3% and the load factor by 1.4%, up to 86.4%.

In Latin America, the increase in demand was also 7.1%, capacity increased by 5.6% and the load factor by 1.2%. Medium, demand rose by 3.5% and capacity by 4.5%.

The load factor fell, however, by 0.7%, to 74% in this region. < passengers grew by only 0.4%, while capacity increased by 2% and the load factor climbed 1.3 percentage points, to 82%.

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