September brought a continued slowing of commercial aviation’s rate of traffic growth, with regions increasingly showing variations in their fortunes, according to IATA. Year-on-year passenger traffic growth for September was 4.1%. For cargo, growth was just 0.6%. The slowdown in growth rates initially became apparent in the second quarter, with no growth in the passenger market between April and August. September’s 4.1% increase in passenger numbers year-over-year was down ...

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