12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
IATA, the trade organisation of many of the world”s airlines, has issued figures for August which show international passenger traffic increasing in all regions and freight traffic holding a steady course. Preliminary passenger traffic results for the month indicate traffic only 0.3% below August 2002, as compared to the wider gap of 3.6% recorded in July 2003 against July 2002. IATA now forecasts that overall international passenger traffic levels in 2003 will be approximately 1% lower than 2002 by year end if stable conditions prevail. Four regions recorded an improvement in international passenger traffic over August 2002: Europe (4.4%), South America (8.2%), Africa (1.6%) and Middle East (18.7%). Although still below August 2002 results, North America at -6.5% and Asia Pacific at -4.6% continue to narrow the gap. In the international freight market, overall traffic increased 3.6% in August, as compared to August 2002.