Mideast car­ri­ers post 12.7% traf­fic in­crease

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JED­DAH: April in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger de­mand rose 4.8 per­cent com­pared to April 2015, the slow­est pace in two years.

Air­lines in all re­gions recorded growth, led by the Mid­dle East re­gion.

To­tal ca­pac­ity climbed 5.6 per­cent, caus­ing load fac­tor to slip 0.6 per­cent­age points to 77.8 per­cent.

Mid­dle East­ern car­ri­ers posted a 12.7 per­cent traf­fic in­crease in April, the only re­gion to see a dou­ble-digit per­cent­age in­crease in de­mand.

Ca­pac­ity growth of 14.8 per­cent out­stripped this rise, how­ever, which caused load fac­tor to fall 1.4 per­cent­age points to 75.6 per­cent.

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