US Air Transport Assn. predicted a 3.5% year-over-year drop in the number of passengers traveling globally on US carriers over the Sept. 2-Sept. 9 Labor Day holiday period. It expects that an estimated 16 million travelers, down from 17 million last year, will take to the skies. "Passengers should expect airports to be less crowded, but planes will be at or near capacity during this Labor Day holiday period," ATA President and CEO James May said. "Economic uncertainty and persistently high ...

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