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Cape Town - African Airlines have continued their strong upward trend in travel since mid-2015, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Tuesday.

African airlines saw January traffic jump 12.1% compared to January 2015. According to Iata, this continues the strong upward trend in travel since mid-2015 that coincides with a jump in exports from the region over the same period. With capacity up 8.2%, load factor rose 2.5 percentage points to 71.3%.

At the same time Africa only accounted for 2.2% of the total passenger traffic market shares by region of carriers in terms of RPK for the full year 2015, according to Iata. Asia-Pacific (31.5%) had the largest market share, followed by Europe (26.7%), North America (24.7%), the Middle East (9.4%) and Latin America (5.4%).

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