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Russia issues aviation warning as volcanoes spew columns of ash

MOSCOW, Russia - The Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has issued an “orange” risk warning to aviation authorities and an advisory to airlines has been released to not f

Back to the future in the Middle East

Twenty-five years ago, the aviation market in the UAE looked very different from today. Back in 1987 there were just 24,000 departing flights from the UAE, providing fewer than 6 million seats.

African air traffic and fleet set to double in next 20...

African air traffic will grow at well above the world average rate over the next 20 years according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast.

Air traffic for Kigali to grow by 50 percent in 2012

(eTN) - The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority has projected a growth in flight movements in and out of Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport by 50 percent in 2012, suggesting that the present level o

IATA: Air transport markets weaken in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for November showing a softening in passenger markets while air cargo markets remained weak compared to levels attai

IATA: Air freight continues decline

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October.

India’s domestic air traffic up 18%

Domestic air passenger traffic in India continues its enviable growth with the country registering an 18 per cent increase this year compared to last year despite turbulence in the aviation sector.

Torrential rains bring air traffic in Mwanza to a halt

(eTN) - Rains of biblical proportions hit the lake side municipality of Mwanza late Sunday into Monday, forcing the airport management of Mwanza International Airport in Tanzania to eventually cancel

Emirates flights from Uganda not affected by airshow traffic restrictions

(eTN) - The Dubai airshow, which will once again take place between this coming Sunday and next Thursday, will, according to a source at the Emirates office in Kampala, not affect the timings of the d

IATA: September passenger traffic rises but freight declines

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced traffic results for September showing diverging trends for cargo and passenger traffic.

IATA: Europe’s air traffic management improvement off course

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned today that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve Europe’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management.

ATA reports slower growth in June air travel spending

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Air Transport Association reports April air travel demand increase

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

IATA: Global air industry will face setback

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that fuel prices could increase and the global aviation industry will face a setback while Japan recovers from the earthquake.

Egypt Air in dire straights

(eTN) - Information was received from usually well-informed airline sources that Egypt Air, a member of the global Star Alliance, is seeking assistance from fellow member airlines in need of more airc

Global air traffic dipped in November – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports international scheduled traffic results for November showed 8.2% year-on-year passenger traffic growth, down from a 10% increase recorded in

UN: Better economic prospects boosted 2010 global air traffic

Passenger and freight air traffic grew substantially in 2010 as positive economic prospects worldwide overshadowed the depressed levels of 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, according to prel

IATA: International airlines sector reported $4.4B profit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Monday reported a net profit of $4.4. billion for the international airlines sector and outlined a positive growth trajectory for the industry.

Middle East air traffic sees congestion and flight delays

DUBAI, UAE - According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Middle Eastern airlines saw an increase in demand of passengers by 16.8 percent in July year-on-year and by 19.4 percent o

EU flights grounded by air traffic control computer outage

BERLIN – A regional air traffic control system outage sharply limited flights around much of northern Europe Friday, causing delays for tens of thousands of passengers aboard some 700 flights.

Halt of air traffic due to Icelandic ash clouds touches East...

The halt of air traffic in the UK, Scandinavia, and much of western and eastern Europe due to the

Air travel in Brazil posts biggest increase in 2009

SAO PAULO - Air travel in Brazil, the largest Latin American aviation market, posted its biggest increase in five years in 2009, reflecting the country's resilience to the worst downturn in global civ

Oakland controllers scrambled to keep planes safe

More than half the air traffic controllers on duty on Wednesday morning at the Oakland Center, unexpectedly found themselves without the ability to communicate with airborne aircraft or use landline t

Controllers tried to warn pilot in deadly Hudson River mid-air collision

Federal investigators said on Friday that an air traffic controller last week first failed to caution and then attempted to divert a private plane in the midair crash with a tour helicopter from flyin

European airlines: Air traffic stabilizing

LONDON - European airlines and the U.K.'s dominant airport operator Monday signaled that passenger traffic is stabilizing after two years of steep falls, but trans-Atlantic traffic, the profit driver

Airline group: Only Mexico hit hard by swine flu

MADRID — The International Air Transport Association says the outbreak of swine flu seems only to have affected airline traffic to and from Mexico.

Airports modernization plans take wing in India

MUMBAI, India - The growth of air traffic in India has increased aircraft movement per airport, which in turn, has necessitated an expansion of the capacity of airports or development of new airports.

Forecast for air traffic gets bleaker

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its report for international air traffic for October and the numbers are not good.

Thailand shuts down second airport in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai authorities have closed a second airport in the capital after anti-government protesters stormed the terminal.