Worldwide air passenger traffic grew 4.8% year-over-year in February, down from January’s 9.6% pace, but skewed somewhat by the comparison to February 2016, a leap month. According to IATA’s February Air Passenger Market Analysis, if adjusted for the one fewer day, February 2017’s air passenger traffic increased 8.6% compared to a year ago. Global capacity was up 2.7% year-over-year (YOY), which led to a 79.5% load factor, up 1.6 points from last year and reportedly the ...

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