IATA: ​60th Edition of World Air Transport Statistics released


NEW DELHI: During 2015, the air travellers had enrolled the fastest domestic passenger growth in the world. This was announced by International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the industry performance statistics for the year.

“With annual growth of 18.8% (in a market of 80 million domestic passengers), India’s performance surpassed that of Russia (11.9% growth, in a market of 47 million domestic passengers), China (9.7% growth, in a market of 394 million domestic passengers) and the United States (5.4% growth, in a market of 708 million domestic passengers),” said a release from IATA

Recently, this information was included in the 60th Edition of the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industry’s performance.

According to statistics, Airlines carried 3.6 billion passengers last year —the equivalent of 48% of the Earth’s population—and transported 52.2 million tonnes of cargo worth around $6 trillion.

“In doing so, we supported some $2.7 trillion in economic activity and 63 million jobs,” Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO said.