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IATA Releases October Passenger Traffic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand rose 7.2 percent compared to the same month in 2016.

Capacity grew 6.2 percent and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8 percent, which was a record for the month.

October's performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September. Domestic and international travel growth largely was in balance.

"As expected, the recent severe weather in the Americas region had only a temporary impact on the healthy travel demand we have seen this year, and we remain on course for another year of above-trend growth," said Alexandre de Juniac, CEO, IATA.