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Department of Transportation: Air travel down 5.3% in 2009

The government says the number of people traveling within, to or from the United States on U.S. and foreign airlines fell by 5.3 percent last year, but fewer flights meant planes were more full.

Lufthansa generates operating profit of EUR 130m in 2009

In a difficult financial year 2009 the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 22.3bn according to preliminary figures, around 10 per cent less than the previous year (EUR 24.8bn).

IATA: 2009 second safest year for airline industry

GENEVA - Air travel recorded its second safest year in 2009, with one accident for every 1.4 million flights made in Western-built jets compared with one per 1.2 million in 2008, the industry associat

AirTran turns profit in 2009

AirTran Airways managed to turn its fortunes around in 2009, posting a profit in a year in which some other airlines couldn't manage to stay in the black.

How resilient was tourism in 2009?

The tourism industry worldwide began 2009 well prepared for a bumpy ride. The days of confused and panicked reactions to risk and crises are gradually fading into the past.

New year, new beginnings?

The dawn of a new year almost always means hopes for a better year than the year that has just passed.

Kampala to host Africa – Asia Tourism Meet

Kampala — Uganda is set to host the 5th Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF) 2009 conference on June 15-17, 2009.

European cruise industry expects slow growth in 2009

The cruise industry in Europe will grow in 2009, but at a slower pace than in the past three years due to the economic crisis, the European Cruise Council (ECC) predicts.

Top five bargain destinations for summer 2009

Recession, the swine flu, and airline capacity cuts: On the one hand, it seems like the odds are stacked against travelers.

AAA releases tips and trends for 2009 travel

Sure, the economy is struggling and most Americans are cutting back on their discretionary spending. But it's not all doom and gloom for travelers in 2009.

Morocco devises new strategy to protect tourism industry from global crisis

The Ministry of Tourism has drafted a new plan to protect the Moroccan tourism sector from the effects of the global economic crisis, with just one year to go before the goal of attracting 10 million

Major airlines expected to be profitable in 2009

A year ago, most experts were predicting that 2008 would be a strong year for the airline industry, with high hopes for growth and billions in profits.

Bolivian state airline set for takeoff next year

LA PAZ - Bolivia will launch a new state airline in January, filling a gap left by last year's collapse of its privatized flag carrier as President Evo Morales steps up his control of the economy.

Delta Air Lines to cut 2009 capacity 6-8 percent

CHICAGO - Delta Air Lines will cut its systemwide capacity by 6 percent to 8 percent in 2009 because of weaker travel demand, the world's largest carrier said on Tuesday.

Taxies designed for foreign tourists set to run in 2009

A taxi exclusively designed for foreign tourists will debut on the streets of Seoul in the first half of next year.

Analyst: 2009 is good for airlines

The year 2009 will bring a dose of optimism to major U.S.