Emerging markets are continuing to lead air travel growth, with all regions reporting year-over-year gains, according to Iata. Overall passenger traffic was up by 3.2% in April over the same month last year. European carriers recorded 2% growth, down on the March figure of 4.5%, largely attributed to the downward impact of the timing of the early Easter holiday this year. Iata director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said ahead of the organisation’s AGM in Cape Town: “Passenger demand continued to grow in April, extending the positive trend that has been developing since late 2012. “The increase, however, is concentrated in emerging markets. Airlines in Europe and North America reported a modest expansion compared to the strong growth seen in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK