Air travel demand growth continued in April: IATA


International air passenger demand grew 3.0 percent in April compared to a year earlier and was 1.4 percent up from March, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

The growth trend has accelerated in the past six months, consistent with a better business environment compared to the mid-months of 2012, IATA said. Airlines in all regions saw a better April this year than in 2013, with Middle Eastern carriers posting the strongest growth.

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(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Emma Farge)