Eroding international premium traffic showed no signs of recovery in February, plunging 21.1% year-over-year following January's 16.7% drop, IATA reported. International economy traffic also fell, lowering 8.3% in February after a 4.7% dip in January. But it is the steep slide in demand for premium tickets that truly has shaken the global airline industry (ATWOnline, March 18). Separately, the US Air Transport Assn. reported that passenger revenue for US airlines plummeted 23% in March ...

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