19-Jun-2013 10:45 AM

Premium traffic up 4% in Apr-2013, economy traffic up 1%: IATA

IATA reports (18-Jun-2013) the following premium and economy traffic growth highlights by region in Apr-2013:

  • Premium traffic:
  • Economy traffic:
    • Total: +0.9%;
      • Within Africa: +3.1%;
      • Within Far East: +0.1%;
      • Within North America: -0.7%;
      • Within South America: +2.4%;
      • Within Europe: -1.0%. [more – original PR]

IATA: “The outlook for premium travel is mixed. Current levels of business confidence point to only modest global economic expansion ahead and world trade growth remains weak. On the other hand, stock markets signal better financial performance of internationally trading companies. Combined, these factors should help demand for business-related travel expand in the months ahead, but perhaps only at modest rates of growth.” Source: Company statement, 18-Jun-2013.