US Air Transport Assn. forecast that US airline passenger traffic will decline 7% between June 1 and Aug 31 compared to the 2008 summer, amounting to a drop of about 150,00 passengers daily. It said domestic passengers carried will fall 7% while international passengers will dip 6%. "The main driver behind the anticipated drop in passengers traveling this summer is the ongoing global recession, which continues to crimp demand," President and CEO James May said. "The weak economy has forced ...

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