Traffic drop in Mideast -IATA

04 October 2008

Middle Eastern carriers reported a traffic growth drop to 4.3% following 5.3% in July and well below the 10.6% growth recorded during the first 6 months of the year, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA). International passenger demand growth slowed to 1.3% as passenger load factors fell to 79.2% lower than the 81% recorded during the same period last year as capacity growth outpaced demand.

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