IATA reported that the international premium traffic rose 2.9% year-over-year, in March, which was “down significantly” from 7.8% growth recorded in February, owing to the “impact of the unexpected events in Japan and [the Middle East and North Africa],” IATA said in its latest Premium Traffic Monitor. March economy travel growth rose 1.1% compared to March 2010, down from a 3.4% increase in February. “The decline of economy travel over the past five months ...

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