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Oct domestic air traffic up 16%: IATA

Market stimulation by local airlines helped domestic air traffic in India grow by 16.3 per cent, more than China, in October compared to the same period last year, according to data released by International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday.

"Indian domestic traffic climbed 16.3 per cent. Although this was a considerable slowdown compared to September year- over-year growth of 26.4 per cent, it was still a strong result and reflects market stimulation by local carriers," IATA said.

Global domestic travel demand rose by 5.8 per cent in October compared to the same month
last year with the strongest growth occurring in China, which saw a 10 per cent growth, and India, the release said.

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