Domestic travel demand rose 6.5% in June compared to June 2014, with the strongest growth occurring in India, China and Russia, according to the global passenger traffic results announced by International Air Transport Association (IATA). Total domestic capacity was up 6.0%, and load factor was 82.2%, up 0.4 percentage points. The results (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for June shows a 5.7% increase in demand compared to June 2014.Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO, says, “Improved air connectivity would make a major contribution to the government’s efforts to make it easier to do business in India. For that, we need a policy framework that reduces onerous taxes and regulation and that continues to improve infrastructure and cost efficiency. Aviation has much to contribute to any country’s economy. But it will not happen by accident. The peak travel season should serve as a reminder to all governments of the importance of aviation policies focused on enabling aviation to catalyze economic growth.