IATA reported that international premium traffic for July slipped 0.5% year-over-year, after increasing 4.3% in June (ATW Daily News, Aug. 19). “After signs of faster growth early in 2012, the expansion in premium travel has now clearly flattened out,” IATA said in its latest premium traffic monitor. IATA said the primary source of the slowing growth trend is weakness in European markets. It also cited the decline in business confidence and the slowdown of world trade as ...

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