Passenger demand continued its strong growth in August 2007 with world airports reporting a 6.5 percent increase compared to August 2006. International passenger traffic rose by 8 percent while domestic traffic increased by 5 percent.
The particularly large increase in international passengers in the Middle East region primarily reflects the military conflict in Lebanon last year, resulting in no international traffic to Beirut in August 2006. Of note is the North America region, with 5 percent domestic and international passenger growth. These are the best monthly growth figures in the past 9 months further strengthening the upwards trend in US demand.
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