IATA said September traffic "remains strong despite the financial instability seen in recent months" as member carriers reported 8.2% year-over-year growth in RPKs during the month. Capacity rose 7.5% and load factor improved to 77.4%. However, DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani warned, "It is still early days. Corporations, particularly the financial service sector, adjusting travel budgets could impact premium traffic. And fuel prices rising to new record levels will add more pressure on ...

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