Aviation Leaders Assemble in Sydney for IATA’s 74th Annual General Meeting

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Sydney for IATA’s 74th Annual General Meeting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Sydney, Australia, for the Association’s 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. Topics to be addressed at the gathering...
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Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. April capacity (ASKs) increased...
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Avinode Details European Bizav Growth

Avinode Details European Bizav Growth

Popular European destinations are seeing an increase in demand for traffic within the continent, according to a report from Swedish online air charter marketplace Avinode (Booth D69), which recently analyzed flight requests through its online marketplace for b...
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Air Freight Growth Recovers Slightly in April, Up 4.1%

Air Freight Growth Recovers Slightly in April, Up 4.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand rose 4.1% in April 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was up from the 1.8% growth in annual demand recorded...
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Artificial intelligence can recognize you by the way you walk

Artificial intelligence can recognize you by the way you walk

Airport lines are the worst, no matter how early you arrive. You’ve got to check your bags, then go through the necessary security and ID checks, and you’re usually waiting in line for most of them. The emergence of artificial...
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Drones will soon be banned from flying within 1km of airports in the UK

Drones will soon be banned from flying within 1km of airports in the UK

Another amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016, through which the new rules are being carried, will require the pilots of drones weighing more than 250 grams to register and take a test – or face a £1,000 fine. New...
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Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising Fuel Prices Could Trigger Retirement Jump

Rising fuel prices may ground some older aircraft if airlines cut capacity, but most are putting off the decisions until after the peak summer season. This bodes well for the aftermarket, which has seen a jump in spending on older,...
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United is offering high-paying customers their own airport terminal

United is offering high-paying customers their own airport terminal

How badly does United Airlines want high-paying travelers? It’s offering them access to a private terminal. Business-class travelers will have access to the Private Suite, a new private terminal in Los Angeles International Airport, avoiding the masses in ...
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Vistara introduces Rada, first Robot to assist customers at airports

Vistara introduces Rada, first Robot to assist customers at airports

A robot named ‘Rada’ to attend customers at airports. Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines JV airline Vistara will station a robot named ‘Rada’ to attend customers at airports. Claimed to be the India’s first such robot, Rada will assist customers, addre...
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Japan’s airports face security staff crunch ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan’s airports face security staff crunch ahead of 2020 Olympics

Major airports in Japan are struggling to retain luggage inspectors due to low wages and long hours, leaving authorities concerned about anti-terrorism efforts ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the number of foreign visitors to Japan expected to continue....
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