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Worldwide air travel soared in 2016 as a record 3.7bn passengers flew

Feb 03, 2017 - City A.M.

AIR TRAVEL across the world soared last year, as new figures showed international passenger traffic rose 6.7 per cent in 2016.

The annual global passenger traffic results were considerably ahead of the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5 per cent, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data out yesterday.

Global demand for air travel finished the year on a particularly strong note, driven by double-digit growth in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. T...