IATA reported that September international passenger traffic rose 0.3% year-over-year while cargo traffic fell 5.4%, but warned that the apparent improvement after months of declining passenger traffic and a steep drop in cargo demand is "misleading" because the economic downturn is starting to lap itself. It cautioned that the seemingly positive September numbers are "largely due to comparisons with an exceptionally weak September 2008 when traffic fell sharply (-2.9% for passenger and ...

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