IATA reported 4.7% increase in international passenger traffic for September, below the 5.9% average rate of monthly growth for the year to date, "continuing the downward trend in growth that began in May," the organization said. Passenger load factor for the month was 76.9%, slightly above last year. International airfreight traffic rose 4.9%, up from a 4.7% gain in August but below the 5.2% growth for the first nine months of 2006. "Slowing traffic growth is starting to weaken the strong ...

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