It's in the early part of the scenario. Pax traffic grew in big ways in the late-90s and early-2000s. Even after 9/11 it bounced back very quickly.
But, after the present day, which the game has been in the past 5 years you've been looking at it, I don't know what stats Sami uses, but they certainly don't give much of a "boom" feel. Which is fine as that's quite likely to be the case for the foreseeable future.