en: an airline trade organisation with headquarters in switzerland and montreal, canada.
air travel demand declined from mid-2008 to mid-2009 as a result of the widespread repercussions of the global economic recession. during the recession fewer u.s. citizens purchased plane tickets for travel abroad; annualized u.s. citizen international departures started declining in june 2008. 4 the broader world economy subsequently went into a recession soon after june, which led to a decrease in the number of international citizens flying into the united states. 5 according to the international air transportation association (iata), global demand decreased 3.5 percent in 2009, the largest yearly global demand decline since world war ii. 6 in an effort to remain competitive, air carriers were forced to cut prices. bls.gov
it is the sender’s responsibility to minimize risk of shipping infectious substances through proper packaging and compliance with regulations. all specimens and infectious substances submitted to cdc laboratories for diagnostic or investigational purposes must be packaged and shipped in compliance with the international air transport association (iata) and us dot 49 cfr parts 171-185. cdc.gov