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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 00:20:58 -0500
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From: Faraz Fareed Rabbani <frabbani@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: 'The Indian Ocean Newsletter': No. 657: February 4, 1995 (fwd)

Air traffic goes up up and away

Indian Ocean Newsletter, 4 February 1995

According to data from the Reunion Island chamber of commerce and industry (CCIR), air traffic marked another increase at Reunion's Roland Garros international airport last year. Passenger movements (excluding passengers in transit) rose quite strongly (+9.4 percent in 1994) to pass the million mark, whilst air freight movements did almost as well at +6.1 percent against 1993 figures. The increase in passenger traffic is attributed to a sharp rise in north-south movements (+14 percent). In the Indian Ocean region, air liaisons increased with Mauritius (+5.4 percent), Mayotte Island (+17.3 percent), and Madagascar (+1.1 percent), although traffic with The Seychelles and the Republic of South Africa both dropped (-7.9 percent and -24.8 percent respectively).

The Reunion airport also saw freight traffic increase by 13.7 percent in 1994 (17,357 tons in 1994 against 15,270 tons in 1993), both for freight exports (+25.7 percent) and imports (+10.1 percent).