In February 2019, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger results for 2018. Their figures showed a 6.5% increase in demand compared to 2017. In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers were safely transported.
International passenger traffic grew by 6.3%, whilst domestic air travel increased by 7%. The strongest area of growth for international passenger traffic came from Asia-Pacific Airlines and for domestic traffic strongest growth was seen in India and China.
Similar growth levels are expected in 2019.