Global demand for air travel climbed 7.2 percent in October, rebounding after September was disrupted by hurricanes, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The report said capacity rose 6.2 percent and load factor increased by 0.8 percentage points to 80.0 percent. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s CEO, said that “as expected, the severe weather in the Americas had only a temporary impact on the healthy travel demand we have seen this year.” IATA said it expected passenger traffic demand to continue its upward trend in 2018. All told, 2017 remains on course to be another year of above-trend passenger growth, ahead of the ten-year average pace of 5.5 percent. Asia-Pacific carriers topped the growth chart with year-on-year growth in revenue passenger kilometers of 10.3 percent. The report also said that North America traffic increases were more subdued with inbound international travel possibly impacted by enhanced security measures.