Global air passenger traffic growth is up 6% year-over-year in the 1H 2016, according to IATA’s latest Air Passenger Market Analysis. Compared to 5.9% growth in the first half of 2015, the figure includes this year’s extra leap day. IATA estimates that without the extra day, 2016’s first-half growth is 5.4%, which is still “broadly in line with the average pace seen over the past decade,” IATA said. Year-to-date, total market capacity is up 6.2% year-over-year ...

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