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Air Travel in Africa Grows in June

African airlines are benefiting from strong domestic growth.

Figures released for June 2013 indicate that air travel in Africa is rising, despite higher oil prices. Passenger loads in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria have reached 71.3% vs 69.6 in June last year. Business Report quotes IATA as saying…

They (African airlines) have made consistent progress to close the gap this year. In June they improved their load factors by almost 3 percent compared with June 2012.

(Air travel companies) reported a second consecutive month of solid growth reflecting an easing in recessionary conditions in the Eurozone and an improvement in business and consumer confidence. Emerging markets were again the strongest performers, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.

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