Air China and China Southern Airlines both endured double-digit year-over-year traffic declines in August, and while some of the drop can be attributed to heightened security related to the Beijing Olympics, slowing domestic economic growth likely portends a poor full-year 2008 traffic and financial performance for Chinese carriers, industry players and analysts told ATWOnline. CA's overall passenger traffic plummeted 16.3% year-over-year in August to 5.26 billion RPKs on a capacity decrease ...

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