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US Government shutdown may impact traffic and revenues in Oct-2013: IATA

3-Oct-2013 3:13 PM

IATA stated (02-Oct-2013) North American airlines could face negative impacts on traffic and revenues as a result of the US Government shutdown coming into effect in Oct-2013, which back in 1996 caused tens of thousands of visa and passport applications to go unprocessed over a 27 day period. IATA said the shutdown could "dampen demand" even though it is not expected to impact airline operations. [more – original PR]