Assn. of European Airlines members posted a 7% increase in passenger traffic in September compared to the year-ago month. Regional results were very much on trend, with a growth of 12.3% to/from the Far East, 6.1% in Europe and 3.1% on the North Atlantic. Overall seat occupancy was 79.5%, the highest September on record and 2 points higher than in the previous year. For the first nine months, load factor was up 1.3 points. "While we are encouraged by the ongoing strength of the market, ...

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