Tag: airline passengers

Airlines should provide cash refunds for cancelled flights, NOT vouchers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2020 15:58

Calls were reiterated today for airlines to provide a full cash refund when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about the COVID-19.  Consumer Reports is launching a petition to ... Read More

How will airline bailouts affect passengers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 18:46

With most flights grounded and canceled due to the corona crisis, there is no doubt the aviation industry needs financial support. United States airlines are now asking for loans upwards ... Read More

IATA: Airline passenger demand plunges on COVID-19 travel restrictions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 18:24

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for February 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell 14.1% compared to February ... Read More

Coronavirus impacted January Airline Passenger Demand

editor editor- March 4, 2020 19:00

“January was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the traffic impacts we are seeing owing to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, given that major travel restrictions in China ... Read More

US airports ranked by flight cancellation rates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2020 16:33

In an effort to help empower passengers to make more informed decisions when booking flights, travel experts reveal which of the country's busiest airports are more prone to flight cancellations ... Read More

Space for visions: Center for Creativity at Frankfurt Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020 15:39

Soft drinks, LEGO, lounge chairs: what sounds like a relaxed family vacation at the beach is actually a unique facility at Frankfurt Airport that is specifically designed to encourage creative ... Read More

IATA: Slower but steady global passenger traffic growth in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020 15:01

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.2% compared to the full year ... Read More

10 best and worst US airports for late travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020 19:46

There are two types of air travelers: those who think arriving at the airport any later than a full three hours before their scheduled flight time is 'cutting it close' ... Read More

Taxi fares rise at airports in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2020 14:59

Traveling by taxi to or from the airport remains expensive in Europe. A taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs an average of 41 EUR / 35 ... Read More

17.8 million airline passengers traveled through Prague Airport in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 19:03

Based on the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of 17,804,900 passengers in 2019. That means that approximately one million more passengers passed through the airport than in ... Read More

IATA: Stable passenger demand growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020 16:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 3.3% compared to the same ... Read More

Baggage liability limits increase for airline passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019 19:43

Starting December 28, 2019, limits of liability of the Montreal Convention will increase. Based on this rise, air passengers who travel internationally will now have the right to compensation for ... Read More

Václav Havel Airport Prague: Over 17 million airlines passengers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2019 18:07

For the fourth time in a row, a historic record was set at Václav Havel Airport Prague on Friday, 13 December 2019. The number of handled passengers a year reached ... Read More

Carbon emissions per airline passenger decrease more than 50% since 1990

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 17:15

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990. Much of the improvement has occurred because the ... Read More

IATA: Global airline industry expected to improve in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019 19:17

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3 billion in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9 billion ... Read More

Russian airlines warn of sharp airfare rise in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 23:00

Russia's Association of Air Transport Operators announced that a substantial increase in airfares should be expected in 2020. Airline tickets for the first quarter of next year have already risen ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: 5.7 million passengers in November 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 19:21

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2019, recorded 82.3% load factor in that month. According to Turkish Airlines' November 2019 traffic results, ... Read More

Lucky 13 for Milan Bergamo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 16:15

For the first time in its history, Milan Bergamo Airport has hit the 13 million passenger mark, setting a new record for annual passengers for the Italian gateway. Handling just ... Read More

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico: Creating seamless travel experience

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 22:20

Delta Air Lines and its Joint Cooperation Agreement partner Aeromexico are focused on providing their customers with a consistent experience when traveling between the two airlines. Over 3.2 million Delta ... Read More

Air New Zealand wants you to drink your coffee and eat your coffee cup

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 02:15

Air New Zealand has begun testing new edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability ... Read More

Consumer attitudes towards service animals during travel revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2019 19:48

The results of the consumer survey dealing with attitudes and perceptions relating to the presence of service and emotional support animals during travel were released today. 78.8% of people in ... Read More

Aeroflot will no longer send boarding information via text messages

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 30, 2019 18:25

Aeroflot Russian Airlines announced that from December 2 it will stop informing passengers about boarding via text messages. Text message notifications will be sent to airline passengers only when there ... Read More

Businesses prepare for take-off with Heathrow Airport expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 30, 2019 01:01

Hundreds of local, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have kick-started the process for procuring work with Heathrow’s biggest suppliers, ahead of contracts being released for the airport’s expansion program. The ... Read More

Delta expects 2% increase in passengers from last year’s Thanksgiving week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 21:44

Before gathering around the table, an estimated 5.2 million travelers will board Delta Air Lines flights across the globe this week, making this year's Thanksgiving travel period the busiest on ... Read More

IATA: Improving accessibility and inclusion in air travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 19:20

Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) concluded its inaugural Global Accessibility Symposium, the first event of its kind seeking to improve the air travel experience for passengers with ... Read More

United Airlines puts jet lag to rest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 18:21

United Airlines customers now have a new, scientific way to battle jet lag through a first-of-its-kind partnership with Timeshifter, an app that outlines the best time to see and avoid ... Read More

Airline passenger group publishes scathing report on Boeing 737 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 17:05

FlyersRights.org, the official representative of passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on air safety, has released a detailed White Paper on how Boeing 737 MAX was unwisely certified as ... Read More

US Travel: Are you ready for REAL ID?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 18:40

The U.S. Travel Association is making a direct appeal to the American news media: please mention the October 1, 2020 deadline for REAL ID enforcement in this year's round of ... Read More

Vancouver International Airport first in Canada to use NEXUS facial recognition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 18:42

Today, Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) by Vancouver International Airport announced that their proprietary line of self-service, biometric-enabled kiosks, BorderXpress, has been configured to meet the requirements of the Canada Border ... Read More

“Café de Luxe”: Frankfurt Airport offers airport tour with coffee and cake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 15:36

Since the 1950s, Frankfurt Airport has exerted a magnetic attraction on whole generations of visitors fascinated by its international ambiance and the aura of aviation: a genuine window on the ... Read More

Kosher vending machine at Frankfurt Airport’s Departures Hall C offers food conform to Jewish dietary laws

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019 17:06

Kosher treats to go are now available from a new convenient food vending machine in Departures Hall C at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1. The choice ranges from gummy bears and ... Read More

Hamad International Airport targets over 60 million passengers annually

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 01:00

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has revealed plans for its second expansion phase to an international audience of real estate investors at Cityscape Qatar, which is taking place from 22 to ... Read More

‘Ladies and gentlemen’ do not fly Air Canada any more

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 16:29

Addressing passengers as ‘ladies and gentlemen’ is discriminatory against those who don’t identify as either, Air Canada has decided. So no more gentlefolk on board, let’s just call them ‘everybody’. ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 20:35

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation's fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and ... Read More