Strong first-half airline passenger traffic offers the industry cautious optimism, but the International Air Transport Association (IATA) insists there is little immediate hope for an improvement in profitability.
Airports such as Suvarnabhumi are processing record numbers of passengers, but airlines are still struggling to improve profitability. WEERAWONG WONGPREEDEE
The world's international and domestic travel demand, measured in revenue actually earned from passengers, grew by 4.8% and 4.6%, respectively, from January-June, rendering total year-on-year growth of 4.8%.
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