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IATA’s Performance Statistics Revealed

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services in 2016, an increase of seven percent over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips.

Once again, airlines in the Asia-Pacific region carried the largest number of passengers with a 35 percent market share. Europe had a market share of 26 percent with an increase of 11.3 percent compared to 2015. The Middle East presented an increase of 9.1 percent over 2015 figures, obtaining five percent of the market share.