The strength of the increased domestic air passenger traffic in China and India is strong and is leading to the growth of the global aviation industry. India and China outran the average global traffic growth along with strong regional markets in the Middle East and Asia Pacific based on the September 2016 data given by IATA.
As reported by Travel Media Daily, last year, the strongest domestic air travel growth was found in India and Brazil then China. The growth in India started in the final part of 2014 and continued to grow in 2015. There has been growth in India for two consecutive years since up to this September 2016, India global traffic is still growing.
With a revenue passenger kilometer of 23.6 percent year-on year and an 85 percent load factors, India's growth is indeed strong. China's growth in this industry can also be seen since its revenue passenger kilometers increased about 14 percent and its load factors of about 83.3 percent. Even though domestic traffics just accounts 36.4 percent of global traffic, the domestic passenger traffic growth of China and India outran the international growth with +7.2 percent growth.
According to IATA's CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, "September's growth in passenger demand was healthy. Importantly, this rebound from August weakness suggests that travel demand ins showing its resilience in the aftermath of terror attacks. We must, of course, be ever-alert to the ongoing terror threat. And overall the industry is still vulnerable to being buffeted by rising geopolitical tensions, protectionist political agendas, and weak economic fundamentals. This will still be a good year for the airline industry's performance". De Juniac was happy with the results of the growth among India and China. A report of India's growth during 2015:
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