Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs) suffered a 5.6% fall in February compared to February 2015. This is heavily skewed due to the impact of the US port strikes in early 2015 (which caused a
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BERLIN, Germany – Despite a capacity reduction of 5.7 percent in March 2016, airberlin’s capacity utilization rate (RPK/ASK) showed only a slight decrease of 1 percentage point to 85.4 percent in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year. airberlin’s accumulated capacity utilization rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 83.4 percent in yearly
When a Swallow aircraft took off from Pasco, Washington, on an airmail route bound for Boise, Idaho, on April 6, 1926, it marked the beginning of 90 years of aviation firsts for United Airlines. Since then, United has connected more than 4 billion people to important business meetings, family events, new experiences and cultures, and,
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV today reported March 2016 operational results. • Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 585 thousand passengers in March; a 0.7% year-on-year increase. International passenger numbers increased by 5.3%, while domestic passenger numbers decreased by 1.5%. • Demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased by 4.9%, year-on-year.
CHICAGO, IL – United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached tentative agreements today on new contracts for all of the airline’s nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees. The seven agreements cover airport operations employees, contact center agents, storekeepers, maintenance instructors, central load planners, fleet technical instructors and related employees, and security officers
Qantas Airways issued this statement after an incident with QF 9 this morning on route from Melbourne to Dubai. This statement reads: Qantas flight QF 9 departed Sydney at 9.24am this morning for Dubai. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience. We will always prioritise safety over schedule. The aircraft was approximately three
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that Michael Hall has re-joined the airline as National Sales Manager, effective immediately. SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, Tim Clyde-Smith, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Michael back to the SAA family and look forward to working with him as we continue to build our reputation as Africa’s
Fastjet’s East Africa management took reality into account when they dropped their remaining two flights between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi, which the airline launched on January 11 alongside their Dar es Salaam to Nairobi flights. Low traffic numbers, in spite of the lowest fares on the market – as long as the bookings are done well
LONDON, England – Responding to Network Rail’s consultation on Western Rail Link, which closes today, Heathrow has restated its support for the project and has called for Network Rail and the Government to accelerate the timeline for this project so its benefits can be delivered sooner. Western Rail Link will provide a vital service, directly
Qatar Airways has added a second daily, non-stop flight along its popular route between John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. The new route features the acclaimed Airbus A350 and a new morning departure time from JFK, allowing passengers to arrive in Doha the morning of
GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to
Tata Communications today announces that it has won a multi-million dollar contract with Air France-KLM, Europe’s second largest airline, to provide next-generation network connectivity to 170 sites. The network will form the backbone for the company as it embraces the latest mobile, cloud, big data analytics and wearable technologies to enhance and personalise passenger experience.