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Coronavirus cuts Asia-Pacific airline demand and revenue deep

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region...

2 days ago

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

18 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

11 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction
Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction

Enabling the air transport community to scale up tracking capabilities without needing massive capital investment from the community, has the potential to grow every airport's passenger capacity by orders of magnitude...

By Peter Drummond 20 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

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Stronger regulation of powerful airports needed to protect consumers

The International Air Transport Association has welcomed the European Commission's evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers...

17 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

GLOBAL

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watch

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

17 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests

Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments...

By Adam Gabriele and Thaddeus R. Miller 17 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong
Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong

Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust...

By Kelli Matthews 26 Mar 2019

GLOBAL

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Ethiopian Airlines: 737- Max 8 data, voice recorder recovered

Ethiopian Airlines announces that the Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder of ET302 have been recovered...

11 Mar 2019

GLOBAL

In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again
In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again

As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, US airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly...

By Janet Bednarek 18 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule
Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport's Southern Runway in April and May 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 14 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

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Lufthansa extends business lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa's business lounge expansion follows an increase in passenger numbers using the already two existing lounges in the area. Now, with the additional 1,100 square metres, seat capacity has increased by 40%...

13 Dec 2018

GLOBAL

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British Airways brings a real dining experience to SA air travel

British Airways has launched a new restaurant-style dining experience on all of its flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and London...

1 Aug 2018

GLOBAL

IATA results shows a growing demand in global passenger traffic for May
IATA results shows a growing demand in global passenger traffic for May

Global passenger traffic results reflect a 6.1% rise in May 2018 compared to that of 2017...

6 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

20 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

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IATA addresses travel restrictions, evolves Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to remove onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders.

6 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

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Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights...

16 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

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Cathay Pacific launches in-flight yoga programme to boost well-being of air travellers

The series of videos have been developed by Pure Yoga instructors to help passengers ease into their journeys with yoga and meditation exercises and tips...

30 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

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Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations
EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)...

30 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

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Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration...

29 Aug 2017

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