October global passenger traffic has “expanded at a strong rate,” according to IATA in its Air Passenger Market Analysis. Overall RPKs rose 6.6% year-over-year and capacity increased 6.5%, resulting in a total market load factor of 78.9%. October’s growth improves on September’s 5.5% year-over-year increase and has helped to drive overall year-to-date passenger travel market expansion to 5.2%. The results “reinforce expectations for a strong fourth-quarter ...

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