Figure represents drop of 4% year on year; revenue in line with last year.
Airline to fly seven flights per week from October 1.
Long term outlook still positive, says IATA.
Growth is uneven across regions; Middle East stands out.
IATA's financial outlook strengthens with US$12.9bn global net profit expected in 2013.
The International Air Transport Association releases its Airline Industry Forecast 2013-2017.
Middle East carriers had the strongest year-over-year growth in October at 14%.
45% of ME consumers would spend extra for a more simple aviation experience.
Figures show a small improvement in air freight growth in October.
Passengers carry smartphones but opt for personal service at Abu Dhabi International.
Survey shows that UAE nationals opt for modern technology over tradition.
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