The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest global passenger traffic data has revealed that demand for June this year increased by 7.8% compared to the same month in 2016.

Regions around the world reported a rise in passenger traffic in June, which reflects a slight increase from the 7.7% growth rate posted in May this year.

During the month, capacity reported a surge of 6.5%, while load factor increased by 1% to 81.9%.

In the first half of this year, the aviation industry registered the highest passenger traffic growth of 7.9% over the last 12 years, as well as a record first half load factor of 80.7%.

IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said: “This is all good news. The demand for travel is strong and that, in turn, will make a positive contribution to the global economy.

"In every part of the world airport and air navigation infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand."

“This growth will also further expose infrastructure deficiencies. In every part of the world airport and air navigation infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand.”

In international market, passenger demand increased by 7.5% in June compared to the same month last year.

All regions across the globe recorded growth, which has been led by airlines in Africa.

Also, domestic travel demand for the month registered a year-on-year surge of 8.2%, which is a little higher than the 7.9% reported in May this year.

Led by China and India, June capacity showed a growth of 7% and load factor rose 0.9% points to 84.3%.