While recent trends of strong air travel demand continue, IATA has reported a “slight slowdown” in global passenger traffic in September, with overall RPKs rising 5.5% year-over-year and capacity increasing 5.3%, delivering a total market load factor of 80.3%. The September growth does not match August’s 6.9% year-over-year increase, but is still above the year-to-date 5% expansion rate. “We are seeing a more positive environment,” IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler ...

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