Global airline passenger traffic remained healthy in July, with traffic demand up 6.2% year-over-year (YOY) as capacity rose 5.5%, leading to an 85.2% passenger load factor—a record for the month of July, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market Analysis released Aug. 30. The July growth rate was not as high as June’s 8.1% pace, but nevertheless marked a solid start to the peak passenger demand season, with all regions reported growth. Passenger volumes have increased by ...

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