Rise in passenger demand among African airlines

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Cape Town - African airlines experienced an 8.2% rise in demand in November 2016 compared to November 2015, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Wednesday.

Iata pointed out that economic conditions in much of Africa remain challenging, particularly in South Africa and Nigeria.

"The upward trend in seasonally-adjusted passenger traffic has, however, reasserted itself more recently, supported by strong demand on routes to and from Asia and the Middle East," it said in a statement.

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