European flights increased by 4.5% in March 2017 compared with March 2016, matching the baseline forecast. Preliminary data for April 2017 show an increase of 3.3% in flights on April 2016.
ICAO reported that average global passenger load factor (scheduled services) reached 80.3% in 2016 compared with 80.4% in 2015 and was the second highest level in the last ten years.
Oil prices were up to €51 per barrel in April from €50 per barrel in March.
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