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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 Tran

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 control

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

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

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 and a

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

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”

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

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

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

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

"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 few

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

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 industry,

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 Outlook

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 gro

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 (EU) to

IATA issues new financial forecast for airline industry

SINGAPORE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upgrading of its industry profit expectations to $6.9 billion (up from $4.0 billion projected in June).

Boeing promotes new approach for future aviation training

BANGKOK, Thailand - Boeing today called upon the aviation industry for a revised approach to training that includes the use of online and mobile devices to meet the demand for aviation personnel over

July-August 2011 IATA Airlines Financial Monitor released

Financial indicators Airline share prices down a quarter this year as financial markets get more bearish

IATA: Demand grows in May, good news on volumes, but risks...

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced traffic results for May which showed a 6.8% increase in passenger traffic over May 2010.

IATA slashes airline industry 2011 profit outlook to $4 billion

Singapore - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion.