Premium air travel in international markets grew 4.2% in 2013, a 0.6 point slide from 2012’s 4.8% growth, “[but] while this is a slowdown … growth has picked up over recent months, reflecting improvements in the business environment,” according to IATA’s December Premium Traffic Monitor. 2013’s strongest premium traffic growth was seen on Africa-Middle East routes (up 9.2% year-over-year), Europe-Middle East routes (up 8.9%), North America-South America ...

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