International passenger growth remains robust but cargo growth has halved in the first six months of 2007, IATA reported yesterday. Passenger traffic measured in RPKs rose 6.3% over the first half of 2006, slightly higher than the 5.9% recorded for full-year 2006. However, RPK growth weakened in June to 5.3%, the lowest rate in nine months. While freight demand expressed as FTKs increased only 2.7% in the first semester, well below the 4.6% recorded for full-year 2006, June demand was up ...

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