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Air travel demand rises further in Sept: Iata

[BERLIN] Demand for air travel increased further in September, and the outlook for the remainder of the year is good, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Thursday.

Demand for air travel, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose 7.3 per cent in September, ahead of a 7.1 per cent gain recorded in August, Iata said in its regular monthly traffic figures.

So far this year, demand is up 6.7 per cent, in line with Iata's forecast for a 6.7 per cent rise for the year as whole. "The demand for air travel in September was robust - even with the economic slowdown in some key emerging markets such as China," Ia ta Director-General Tony Tyler said in a statement.

"The industry seems set for a positive end to 2015."