Global airline passenger growth remained strong in August, with traffic demand rising 6.5% year-over-year (YOY), slightly higher than the 6.1% increase recorded in July. Capacity for the month grew 5.5%, and load factor edged up 0.7% to 85.3%—the highest for any month since at least 1990, according to data from IATA’s Air Passenger Market Analysis released Oct. 1. “The industry experienced continued strong traffic growth in August, putting the cap on a very good peak ...

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