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IATA: Passenger traffic up 11.9%; freight traffic rises 26.5%
IATA reported that world scheduled airline passenger traffic (RPKs) rose 11.9% in June compared to the same month last year, while cargo traffic (FTKs) showed a 26.5% improvement year over year.
“The industry continues to recover faster than expected, but with sharp regional differences. Europe is recovering at half the speed of Asia,” said DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani. Global passenger capacity (ASKs) rose 5.9% compared to June 2009, and passenger load factor was 79.5%.