IATA reported that international premium traffic for March was up 8.6% compared to the year-ago growth of 2.9% recorded in March 2011, and up from 6.3% growth in February (ATW Daily News, April 25). Although the March growth rates are exaggerated by the events of a year ago, air travel still looks strong, IATA said in its latest premium traffic monitor. “We estimate that premium travel was about 4 points higher this March than it would have been in the absence of the Arab Spring ...

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