A decline of 3.1% in international passenger traffic for April 2009 has shown a positive skew compared to the 11.1% fall in March 2009 due to the Easter holiday period.

According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures, North American carriers saw a decline in the rate of passenger traffic demand to 4.2% in April from a fall of 13.4% in March.

European carriers also improved, with passenger traffic dropping only 2.7% in April, compared to a 11.6% decline in March.

IATA said that in spite of improvements in passenger traffic figures, airports’ revenue figures remained static.