The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recorded a 10.5% rise in international passenger traffic in September 2010, significantly stronger than the 6.5% rise of August 2010.
International cargo traffic rose 14.8% in September, a smaller rise than the 19% growth recorded in August.
Passenger capacity expanded by 7.3%, below the 10.5% growth in volumes, pushing global load factors up to 80%.
In September, freight capacity increased by 11.9%, below the 14.8% increase in volumes, pushing cargo load factors to 52.4%.
Global passenger traffic rose 11.1% for North American carriers, 8.4% for European carriers, 8.6% for Asia Pacific carriers, 23.9% for Middle East carriers, 6.6% for Latin American carriers and 16% for African carriers.
International cargo traffic rose 11.1% for European carriers, 13% for North American carriers, 15% for Asia Pacific carriers and 24% for Middle East carriers.