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Air transport adds R154.8bn to SA's GDP - report

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Cape Town - Air transport supports 490 000 jobs and contributes $12bn (about R154.8bn) to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP), according to a report issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) this week.

Oxford Economics conducted the study on behalf of IATA.

Europe and Asia-Pacific are the largest sources of arrivals to SA after Africa. In 2014, 3.3 million passengers arrived to SA from Europe (16.3% of the total) and 1.3 million passengers arrived from Asia-Pacific (6.5%).

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