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SESSION 2 – Opening skies means opening up for business

LIVE AT WTTC MEXICO REGIONAL SUMMIT 2012 SESSION 2 – Opening skies means opening up for business

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Jeff Poole, Head of Government Relations, IATA: If you look at open skies, it is not a big aviation issue. Look at the benefits of aviation.

Aviation an important driver of Poland’s economy

Government Should Accelerate its Support Aviation an important driver of Poland’s economy

WARSAW, Poland - “Poland sees aviation as an important driver of the economy.

The APD and ETS will work to impoverish us all

Air Passenger Duty and Emission Trading Scheme The APD and ETS will work to impoverish us all

By Ronald Kuhlmann, Aviation Journalist, USA

Adding yet another voice in opposition, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, Martin Craigs, condemned both the EU and the UK for their imposition of taxes and levies that could have a ...

Routes Africa brochure release to up participation

Aviation, airline and tourism event in Seychelles Routes Africa brochure release to up participation

The official brochure for Routes Africa 2012 has been released, and it is set to increase the number of delegates to this aviation, airline, and tourism board meeting, which this year is set to ...

Report: Aviation plays important role in African economy

Aviation and Environment Summit in Geneva Report: Aviation plays important role in African economy

GENEVA, Switzerland - In Africa more than 6 million jobs and $67.8 billion in GDP are supported by aviation, according to a new report released today at the Aviation and Environment Summit in ...

Minister says suspend EU ETS for two years

EU ETS Aviation and Tourism Trade War Minister says suspend EU ETS for two years

Keynote address by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa, at the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Aviation & Environment Summit 2012 in Geneva, March 21, 2012:

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.

No love lost between key Gulf aviation rivals

Emirates drops promotion in Qatar for good No love lost between key Gulf aviation rivals

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - When Emirates launched their global sales campaign on Boxing Day, travelers from around the world flocked to their travel agents or booked online with up to 25 percent knocked off the cost ...

Wider benefits of high-speed rail confirmed in new studies

Carbon footprint less than aviation and car travel Wider benefits of high-speed rail confirmed in new studies

The carbon footprint of high-speed rail can be up to 14 times less carbon intensive than car travel and up to 15 times less than aviation, even when measured over the full life-cycle of planning, ...

Minister: Nepal's government committed to help tourism sector

Nepalese Tourism Industry Minister: Nepal's government committed to help tourism sector

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar promised to address the bottlenecks of tourism sector on the celebration of thirteen years of Nepal Tourism ...

9/11 and the current Indian domestic aviation crisis

The aviation industry after 9/11 9/11 and the current Indian domestic aviation crisis

By Hector Dsouza, eTN India

INDIA (eTN) - Within a few weeks of the devastating effects of attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States of America, four international airlines, including SwissAir, Sabena, and CAN 3000, ...

New Mauritius airport terminal to be ready by 2013

Establishing Mauritius as a key aviation hub New Mauritius airport terminal to be ready by 2013

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Airports of Mauritius have confirmed that the ongoing work on upgrading the country’s main international airport in Pt.

In aviation, working together delivers economic benefits, IATA says

Team Effort In aviation, working together delivers economic benefits, IATA says

By eTN Staff Writer

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

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 ...

Boeing opens China service center in Beijing

Boeing brings services, support closer to Chinese customers Boeing opens China service center in Beijing

BEIJING, China - Boeing opened a new service center in Beijing today to provide enhanced product support to China's growing commercial aviation industry.

The impact of September 11, 2001 on aviation

9/11 effect on global airline industry The impact of September 11, 2001 on aviation

On September 11, 2001 anyone associated with aviation knew that the industry would never be the same.

Aviation and air transport leaders set to meet in Tanzania next week

Aviation and Allied Business Leadership Conference Aviation and air transport leaders set to meet in Tanzania next week

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Aviation and air transport executives from various parts of the world, mostly from the African continent, will be meeting in Tanzania for the seventeenth edition of ...

FAA shutdown widely impacts economy

Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey FAA shutdown widely impacts economy

ARLINGTON, Va. - The ongoing FAA shutdown is having a broad and deep negative impact on aviation and our economy.

FAA Furloughs FAA employees urge immediate action on FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON - Today, approximately 4,000 employees at the FAA represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), National Air Traffic Controllers Association ...

Indonesia's aviation industry third largest in Asia Pacific

India and China take top positions Indonesia's aviation industry third largest in Asia Pacific

Indonesia’s aviation industry has grown significantly and is even considered one of the world’s top three today after India and China in the Asia Pacific region said the President of the Civil ...

IATA reveals Checkpoint of the Future

Checkpoint of the Future IATA reveals Checkpoint of the Future

Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled the first mock-up of a Checkpoint of the Future, designed to enhance security while reducing queues and intrusive searches ...

Aviation stakeholders say no to Swissport's demand for monopoly

Airport Ground Handling Aviation stakeholders say no to Swissport's demand for monopoly

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Recent public utterances by Swissport representatives about the competition over ground-handling contracts met with stiff resistance by other stakeholders.

Airlines bracing for impact of soaring oil prices

American Airlines CEO: Another fuel crisis Airlines bracing for impact of soaring oil prices

DALLAS - Just as major airlines have started getting their balance sheets back in order, they're bracing for the impact of skyrocketing oil prices.

Airline industry: Political unrest slows global growth

Unrest in North Africa and Middle East affects global aviation Airline industry: Political unrest slows global growth

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced scheduled international traffic for February 2011 showing increases of 6.0% and 2.3% respectively for ...

It is survival of the fittest in aviation

East Africa It is survival of the fittest in aviation

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The aviation industry, just recovering from the sharp recession during and after the global financial and economic crisis, is facing another serious threat to the industry’s ability to ...

Giovanni Bisignani of IATA receives 2011 Pogue Award

L. Welch Pogue Award Giovanni Bisignani of IATA receives 2011 Pogue Award

WASHINGTON - Aviation Week, in partnership with the International Aviation Club of Washington, announced today that Giovanni Bisignani, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport ...

Aviation news: Christoph Franz will take over as chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Carsten Spohr Will Step Into Franz Vacated Position Aviation news: Christoph Franz will take over as chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

In its meeting today, the supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Deutsche Lufthansa AG deputy chairman Christoph Franz as the successor to Wolfgang Mayrhuber as chairman and CEO of ...

Aviation news: Showdown talks between Kenya Airways and Boeing

Dreamliner Delays Aviation news: Showdown talks between Kenya Airways and Boeing

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - As previously reported here, the ongoing delays of the delivery of the B787 to Kenya Airways (KQ) has raised the blood pressure in KQ’s corporate headquarters.

UNWTO advocates a global approach on tourism, aviation and climate change

Mitigating Green House Gas Emissions UNWTO advocates a global approach on tourism, aviation and climate change

Tourism is estimated to be responsible for about 5 percent of global carbon emissions.

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