Worldwide annual air passenger numbers exceed 4 billion

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced industry performance statistics for 2017. Worldwide annual air passenger numbers exceeded four billion for the first time, supported by a broad-based improvement in global economic conditions and lower average airfares. At the same time, airlines connected a record number of cities worldwide, providing regular services to over 20,000 city pairs in 2017, more than double the level of 1995. Such increases in direct services improve the industry‚Äôs efficiency by cutting costs and saving time for both travelers and shippers alike. This information…

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