This growth is in line with the 12 month rolling average of global growth which has also been recorded with a 6.6 percent increase.
The numbers signalled regained momentum in global passenger growth following a slower January which was negatively affected by the timing of the Lunar New Year.
The continued high growth figures posted by the global freight market moderated in February, reaching 6.3 percent year-on-year.
The impact this has on the 12 month rolling average for the freight market, which stands at 7.9 percent, is limited but the prospect of a trade war between the US and other major economies risks eroding the strength of this continued growth.
“Growth in air traffic has gained momentum at the beginning of this year. While the Asia Pacific region led the world again in the rate of growth, all regions posted solid gains despite some escalating political tensions around the globe,” said Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World.