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IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

African Aviation Safety IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

Despite the global air transport industry achieving a record improvement in jet safety performance, the high airline accident rate in Africa is still a concern, according to the International Air ...

FAA safety cuts unfair to passengers

After paying user fees for air traffic control services, passengers being slammed by FAA FAA safety cuts unfair to passengers

Despite paying more in taxes to fund the FAA’s air traffic control system than most consumers pay for sin taxes, the FAA has cut back passenger-facing operational funding that will result in ...

FAA certification granted for Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS

Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS business jets FAA certification granted for Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS

SAINT-CLOUD, France - The FAA has certificated two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS.

Dubai International is world’s fastest growing airport

Dubai International Airport Dubai International is world’s fastest growing airport

LUTON, UK - Dubai International Airport is the fastest growing airport in the world, as measured by annual seat capacity growth, according to the latest statistics from OAG.

ACI releases its preliminary 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings

Airports Council International ACI releases its preliminary 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 1093 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4 percent while cargo ...

 US airlines achieve 83 percent passenger load factor, highest level since 1945

US Airline Industry US airlines achieve 83 percent passenger load factor, highest level since 1945

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America(A4A), the industry trade organization, announced that in 2012 the U.S.

IATA chief: European carriers "balancing on a knife edge"

Another profitless year for European airline industry IATA chief: European carriers "balancing on a knife edge"

If you're a business traveler in Europe, you'll no doubt have complained at length about the regions' airlines, be it the cost of a plane ticket, the quality of the food or the delays.

Alaska Airlines wins on-time performance award three years in a row

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines wins on-time performance award three years in a row

SEATTLE, Wash. - FlightStats.com has named Alaska Airlines the No. 1 on-time major carrier in North America for the third year in a row. Alaska's average on-time rate for 2012 was 87.26.

Airlines industry - latest industry outlook and financial forecast

International Air Transport Association Airlines industry - latest industry outlook and financial forecast

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its industry financial outlook.

Battle for supremacy in Tanzania's airline industry set to intensify

Tanzanian Airline Industry Battle for supremacy in Tanzania's airline industry set to intensify

The battle for supremacy in the country's civil aviation industry is set to intensify, following the entry of low cost carriers in the market.

Global legacy carriers feel the heat

Airline Industry Global legacy carriers feel the heat

"Qantas has been through an exceptional period in its history over the past 12 months." When Alan Joyce, the Australian airlines's chief executive uttered the sober statement last week, there were ...

Indian airline stocks soar on SpiceJet profit news

sending airline stocks Indian airline stocks soar on SpiceJet profit news

India's second-biggest budget airline, SpiceJet, posted an unexpected quarterly profit on Monday.

Roxas: Passenger Bill of Rights will not hurt budget air travel

Philippine Passenger Bill of Rights Roxas: Passenger Bill of Rights will not hurt budget air travel

MANILA, Philippines - The multi-government agency effort to address consumer complaints will not kill the highly successful budget air travel that has fueled the growth of the local aviation ...

Boeing forecasts $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes

Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook Boeing forecasts $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes

LONDON, England - Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market ...

Tanzania in great need as demand for air transport in Africa grows

Tanzanian Aviation Sector Tanzania in great need as demand for air transport in Africa grows

By Apolinary Tairo, eTN Tanzania

Two months before Routes Africa 2012 taking place in the Seychelles capital of Victoria, African countries are facing challenges in their respective aviation sectors.

Airlines for America urges more TSA efficiency, not more passenger taxes

US Airline Industry Airlines for America urges more TSA efficiency, not more passenger taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Jetstar chief: Budget airline market will shrink

Bruce Buchanan speaks after the grounding of Air Australia Jetstar chief: Budget airline market will shrink

Travelers can expect more niche players to disappear from the low-cost airline market as they either fail or are absorbed by bigger carriers, Jetstar chief executive Bruce Buchanan has predicted. ...

Global airline capacity grows for 9th consecutive month

Five of the top ten airports by growth are in Asia Pacific Global airline capacity grows for 9th consecutive month

CHICAGO, Ill. -The growth in scheduled flights worldwide continues again in February with airlines providing 5% more flights.

Saudis to allow foreign carriers operate domestic flights

Saudi airline industry Saudis to allow foreign carriers operate domestic flights

Saudi Arabia is to move towards allowing international airlines to operate domestic flights, which would heap pressure on the kingdom's airline industry.

IATA's chief: Aviation is a team effort

IATA urgescooperation and innovation across viation value chain IATA's chief: Aviation is a team effort

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged cooperation and innovation across the aviation value chain and with governments to take advantage of aviation’s ability to drive economic ...

IATA: Europe should abandon "misguided" ETS plans

EU Emissions Trading Scheme IATA: Europe should abandon "misguided" ETS plans

Hong Kong - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reiterated the air transport industry’s commitment to its ambitious agenda to reduce CO2 emissions and urged the European Union ...

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