first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Despite the continuous flow of natural disasters and strikes, 2010 was the year the world started ‘moving again’. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures for 2010, the association found passenger fights increased by 8.2 percent throughout the year and planes were fuller by 2.7 percent compared to 2009, The Independent reported. “The world is moving again,” an IATA statement read. “After the biggest demand decline in the history of aviation in 2009, people started to travel and do business again in 2010.” Middle East led the recovery with airlines like Emirate flying 17.8 percent more passengers than the year before.The Africa region also saw a demand spike of 12.9 percent while air travel in South American increased by 8.2 percent last year and North America witnessed a rise of 7.4 percent. last_img read more