The strong rebound in international passenger and cargo demand is continuing, as the airline industry further distances itself from the 2009 downturn and the ash-related cancellations earlier this year. Global passenger demand was up 11.9% year-on-year in June, according to the International Air Transport Association. Cargo data show an even more impressive 26.5% improvement. With capacity increasing only slightly in June, passenger load factor was almost at 80%, although cargo load ...

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