The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the international scheduled flight traffic results for November 2010. The results are showing a 8.2% year-on-year flight passenger traffic growth; the passenger load factor for November 2010 averaged at 75.6%. November saw a worldwide traffic growth slow from the 10% increase recorded in the passenger business in October 2010. The slowdown in 2010 is partially skewed because of the exceptionally rapid rise in flights recorded during the fourth quarter of 2009. However, when viewed in absolute terms, air travel fell by 0.8% October and November 2010.
Africa is the only region in the world to show an increase in flight passenger traffic growth. The rate increased from 12.6% in October 2010 to 16.4% in November 2010. The region’s carriers moved 11% more travellers in November 2010 than they did at the pre-recession peak in early 2008.