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Airlines set record for filling seats

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(WTNH) — If you traveled by air last year, you may have noticed airplanes seemed to be crammed with passengers.

The airline industry has set a new record for the number of seats filled in one year.

According to the International Air Transportation Association, in the year 2017 airlines worldwide had more passengers in the air than ever before.

The association says there were more than four billion people who took to the skies in planes that were, on average, 81.4 percent occupied.

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