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As per data re­leased by the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion, Air­lines across the world flew 3.8 bil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2016 and this rep­re­sents an in­crease by seven per cent over the pre­vi­ous year. Re­port on the per­for­mance of the global air­line in­dus­try in­di­cated that that In­dia was ranked third in the cat­e­gory of car­ry­ing the most num­ber of pas­sen­gers in the do­mes­tic seg­ment. The re­port showed the US cit­i­zens were the world’s most avid air trav­ellers with around 810 mil­lion pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling on Amer­i­can pass­ports in 2016 com­pris­ing 21 per cent of all pas­sen­gers world­wide. In­ter­na­tion­ally, Amer­i­can cit­i­zens also took top place, com­pris­ing 9.5 per cent of all trav­ellers. This was fol­lowed by cit­i­zens of the UK (7.8 per cent), Ger­many (6.5 per cent), China (6.4 per cent) and France (4.1 per cent). In the do­mes­tic seg­ment too, US cit­i­zens were the most preva­lent trav­ellers at 29.9 per cent while In­di­ans were ranked third at 5.2 per cent. China was sec­ond at 19 per cent while Indonesia with 4.4 per cent was at the fourth slot and Ja­pan with 3.5 per cent was ranked fifth. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, air­lines in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion once again car­ried the largest num­ber of pas­sen­gers.

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