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Air Travel Demand In Middle East Will Increase Gradually

Geneva based International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday that air travel demand in the Middle East will increase 1.2% this year. However because of current overcapacity, airlines will post a loss. Capacity has increased 3.8% this year.  The IATA just revised its projected loss estimate for the coming year at $800 billion, four times their initial forecast . IATA said that the airlines in the region continue to add capacity ahead of growth and despite difficult economic conditions will be the only region with demand growth in 2009.

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