US airlines' collective traffic will grow at an average annual rate of 3.8% to reach 1.71 trillion RPMs by 2031, well more than double the 786.7 billion RPMs operated by the carriers in 2010, FAA projected Tuesday in its latest long-term forecast. The agency's 2011-2031 "Aerospace Forecast" predicts that US airlines' domestic RPMs will grow 3.1% on average from 2012-2031 following 3.5% growth this year. International traffic carried by US carriers will lift 8.4% ...

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