The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that international passenger traffic increased 9.2% and cargo traffic rose 22.7% in July 2010, compared with the same period in 2009.
In July, the global passenger traffic increased 3% compared with the pre-crisis levels of early 2008.
IATA said the recovery has entered a slower phase because in the second half of 2009, demand for passenger traffic recovered at an annual rate of 12% and 28% for passenger and cargo traffic respectively.
July passenger traffic rose 10.9% for Asia-Pacific carriers, 6.2% for European airlines, 7.9% for North American carriers, 13.0% for African airlines, 14.2% for Latin American carriers and 12.8% for Middle Eastern carriers.
Cargo traffic rose 12.1% for European carriers, 25.3% for Asia-Pacific carriers and 27.1% for North American carriers.