Like flying first class? You arent alone

Travelers around the world are purchasing premium class tickets at a higher rate than they have been in the past, allowing for passengers to enjoy a comfortable long-haul flight and airlines to make ends meet.

According to the BBC, the number of passengers buying first or business class tickets increased in June as the economy started to recover. Demand for tickets in premier classes were up 16.6 percent compared to last year.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), said that premium class ticket sales have grown more than economy seats, which only increased by 9.5 percent. While there were regional variations in the demand for seats, the Asian, South American and Middle Eastern markets were strong.

There are 230 members of IATA, including American Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Lufthansa, according to the news source.

Airlines also have something to be happy about - the increased sales in premium class tickets will mean that IATA members should be finishing in the black this year, with estimated profits around $2.5 billion.

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