IATA reported that international premium traffic for February continued its positive trend, up by 6.3% compared to the year-ago month, and up from a 2.9% climb in January (ATW Daily News, March 27). IATA noted, however, that distortions contributed to the February year-on-year increases, including weaker air traffic during the Arab Spring a year ago; postponed business travel in January from the Chinese New Year holiday; the change in date of the Carnival in Brazil; and an additional day ...

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