16-Jul-2010 11:47 AM

IATA reports premium traffic up 18.7% in May-2010

IATA reports (15-Jul-2010) the following premium traffic growth highlights by region in May-2010:

IATA: “We estimate premium revenue this month is up by some 44% compared to the same month last year. This is driven not only by a strong rise in the number of passengers but also by an improvement in the average fare and yield. Despite a faster average growth rate of 8% during the first months of the year, yields and average fares are still below their pre-recession level by some 15%," IATA Source: IATA statement, 15-Jul-2010.