IATA reported that international passenger traffic jumped 16.5% year-over-year in April. Though that figure is skewed by the volcanic ash-related airspace closures in April 2010, the organization pointed out that traffic levels during April were 7% higher than the pre-recession peak of early 2008. April capacity as measured in ASKs rose 16.8% year-over-year. The highest growth region in April was Europe, where a 29.3% uptick in international traffic was "due mostly" to the ...

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