Passenger air traffic rose 8.6% and cargo demand rose 5.2% in February from the previous year,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Passenger air traffic rose 8.6% and cargo demand rose 5.2% in February from the previous year, says the IATA, but several factors inflated the results, including weaker traffic during the Arab Spring a year ago. "The outlook is fragile... Weak economic conditions and rising fuel costs are a double-whammy that an industry anticipating a 0.5% margin can ill-afford."