U.S. airline traffic posts gain in April

08:36, July 15, 2011      

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U.S. airline traffic continued to increase moderately in April over the same period of 2010, according to the preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Transportation Department.

U.S. airlines carried 60.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in total in April, an increase of 1.4 percent over the same month of 2010, said the department.

The nation's airlines carried 0.6 percent more domestic passengers in the month than in April 2010, while the number of international passengers increased 7.1 percent.

April's passenger traffic was also up 1.7 percent over the same period two years ago, but still remained 4.3 percent below the early recession level of April 2008.

Suffering from the economic crisis, the U.S. airlines industry experienced a sharp decline in flight demand. However, the nation' s airline traffic has been gradually peaking up since early 2010.

Source: Xinhua
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