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Urgent appeal from IATA: re-open borders and continue relief to sustain aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders and to continue with relief measures to sustain airlines during the COVID-19 crisis. IATA’s call reflects deep frustration with government policies such as closed borders, travel restrictions and quarantines that continue […]

Aviation industry groups look for alternatives to restrictive quarantines to control spread of COVID-19

Industry organization ACI is calling on governments to replace quarantine measures with robust testing programs to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus through air carriers. Airports Council International (ACI) World is requesting a “robust and consistent protocol for testing,” which the group says should be implemented only when necessary and as an alternative to […]

Airlines, airports gear up for cautious re-openings

A special TMI round-up compiled by Lois Pasternak   Airports and airlines in some major countries are getting ready to emerge from lockdown, even as the world reached the unimaginable milestone of 5 million confirmed cases this week. More than 328,000 people have died to date and the real number is likely much higher. The […]

IATA: COVID-19 hits January passenger demand

Even though major travel restrictions in China did not begin until January 23, global passenger traffic in January delivered its slowest traffic growth in nearly a decade, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Global passenger traffic for January 2020 climbed 2.4% com-pared to January 2019, reports IATA. This was down from 4.6% year-over-year growth […]

IATA: air passenger demand stays solid but growth trend slows

Global passenger traffic results for May rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest analysis. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March. However, growth remains below the 20-year average […]

IATA: March passenger demand growth slows

Global passenger traffic for March 2019 rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago, reported the International Air Transport Association (IATA) this week. This was the slowest pace for any month in nine years, said IATA. The slowdown began in February, when IATA reported that global passenger traffic rose 5.3%. At that time, […]

IATA reports solid but moderating passenger demand in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018, with total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) up by 6.2% compared to November 2017. This was a slight deceleration from 6.3% growth in October. Load factor dipped 0.4 percentage point to 80.0%. It was only the third time in […]

IATA: October pax demand rebounds from weather-impacted September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger traffic for October rose 7.2% compared to the same month last year. October’s performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September. Domestic and international travel growth largely was in balance. “As expected, the recent severe weather in the Americas region had only […]

IATA: Strong air traffic demand growth continues in June 2017

Air travel recorded its fastest first-half growth in 12 years, pushing load factors to record highs, reported the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest traffic report. The group expects the strong results to continue, with the peak northern summer travel season likely to be record-breaking. Global passenger traffic demand for June (measured in […]

IATA: Strong passenger demand resumes in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger traffic grew 7% in September compared to the same month in 2015. This was the strongest year-over-year increase in seven months. Capacity climbed 6.6% and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage points to 81.1%. Growth in domestic traffic slightly outpaced growth in international traffic.   International […]

IATA: Passenger demand losing momentum in June

Global passenger traffic for June rose by 5.2% compared to the same year-ago period, up slightly from the 4.8% in-crease recorded from revised figures in May, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, IATA notes that the upward trend in seasonally-adjusted traffic has moderated since January. International passenger demand rose 5.0% in the month […]

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