Less Travel to Middle East and North Africa Reduces International Air Traffic in February
Here’s something in today’s predictable, but still interesting category: unrest in the Middle East slowed growth in air passenger numbers this February, the BBC reports.
February demand growth was down significantly from the revised 8.4% and 8.7% expansion recorded in January for passenger and cargo traffic respectively. The political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa during February is estimated to have cut international traffic by about 1%. As such it is responsible almost entirely for the slippage in passenger demand growth.