IATA reported that international passenger traffic increased 8% year-over-year in May on an 8.1% rise in capacity. “We saw positive developments for the air transport volumes in May,” said outgoing DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani, who noted that international passenger load factors lifted 0.8 point from May 2010 to 75.8%. Additionally, trends remained positive as May international airfreight volumes grew 1.2% over April and passenger traffic was up 1.8% compared to the previous ...

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