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June passenger traffic growth slows to 4.7%

Asia-Pac airlines post 4.9% increase in June and 6.1% in the first half: Iata

Last month, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, allegedly shot down by pro-Russia separatists, sparking an outcry in the airline industry and prompting calls for reviews on how airspace risk assessments are conducted - PHOTO: AFP 

[SINGAPORE] Global passenger traffic expanded 4.7 per cent year on year in June, down from the 6.2 per cent growth registered in May, although growth is likely to be stable in the months ahead. Capacity in June was up 5 per cent, resulting in a passenger load factor of 81.5 per cent, said the