IATA said the post-recession passenger traffic recovery has been strongest in the Middle East. Photo: Etihad Airways A330-200. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. International scheduled passenger traffic rose 8.2% in January compared to January 2010, while international air cargo traffic lifted 9.1%, according to IATA, which warned that rising fuel prices will likely make 2011 "very challenging" for the airline industry despite the positive growth figures. "With most major ...

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