IATA said the world’s airlines in February showed an 8.6% improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2% rise in cargo demand compared to the year-ago month. However, IATA pointed out that several factors inflated the results and distorted comparisons with the year-ago period, including weaker traffic during the Arab Spring a year ago and the Carnival in Brazil, which occurred in February, a month earlier than in 2011. According to IATA, international air travel was up 9.3% above ...

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