IATA reported that scheduled international passenger traffic (RPKs) rose 3.8% in March compared to the year-ago period, down sequentially from the 5.8% year-over-year increase recorded in February. Capacity growth of 8.6% pushed load factor down 3.5 percentage points to 74.6% “The profile of the recovery in air transport sharply decelerated in March,” said IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani, who stated that the industry “lost 2 percentage points of demand as a result of ...

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