Airlines in African Record 11.2% Growth in Patronage

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said African airlines have benefitted from strong domestic economic growth in key markets such as Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to record a growth of 11.2%.

Although African airlines’ load factors (70.7%) still lag behind the global average by around 10% points, the continent has made consistent progress to close the gap this year, and in June, improved their load factor by almost 3% points compared to June 2012.

This was contained in IATA June passenger demand figures, which described as robust growth, the passengers airlifted in different parts of the world in June.