Passenger traffic of National carrier Tunisair has increased by 6% over the first 5 months of 2016, confirming a recovery, already underway since the first quarter compared to the same period in 2015.
In a statement released Thursday, Tunisair said that the traffic of all activities combined, rose from 1,082,706 to 1,147,528 passengers. Regular traffic grew 8.1% (1,094,869 passengers against 1,013,252) and the additional traffic increased by 86.1%, from 1,357 to 2, 525 passengers.
Because of the steep decline in tourist traffic, charter activity posted a decline of 26.4% from 68,097 to 50,134 passengers, said the same source.
Regarding the major markets of Tunisair, according to geographical division and in regular traffic, it should be noted that 12 European countries with a share of 71.1% saw their traffic increase by 3.1%.
8 African countries accumulating a share of 15.3%, recorded, on their part, a rise of 29.3%.
For the remaining countries (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt), whose share is 13.6%, the increase was 15.6%.