IATA reported that international passenger traffic growth continued to soften in August as member airlines reported a 4.8% increase in international RPKs compared to August 2005. According to IATA, this is the smallest monthly passenger traffic increase since the end of 2003 "and marks the fourth consecutive month of declining growth in passenger demand." With ASKs up 4.3%, load factor was 79.4%. The organization noted, however, that a strong revenue environment and capacity discipline, in ...

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