IATA: 2012 passenger traffic up 5.3%, cargo down 1.5%

Worldwide airline passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, rose 5.3% in 2012 compared to 2011, IATA reported. “Passenger demand grew strongly in 2012 despite the economic bad news that dominated much of the last 12 months,” IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said in a statement. “This demonstrates just how...

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