Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

With global passenger numbers forecast to almost double to 7.8 billion by 2036, runways, airports, and even airspace could rapidly become too crowded to cope. In Asia, which will contribute more than half of the extra flyers, many terminals are...
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Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed resolution, IATA members called on governments to prioritize the...
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IATA lowers 2018 profit forecast 12% as fuel costs rise

IATA lowers 2018 profit forecast 12% as fuel costs rise

IATA downgraded its 2018 profit forecast for the global airline industry, projecting airlines will collectively earn $33.8 billion this year, down 12% from the $38.4 billion predicted in December 2017. Fuel costs are much higher than IATA expected when it ma...
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SkyTeam Develops New Technology Delivering Increased Seamlessness for Customers

SkyTeam Develops New Technology Delivering Increased Seamlessness for Customers

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has reached a milestone in the development of advanced technology enhancing its current tech hub with new functionalities. Unique to SkyTeam and known as the SkyLink Digital Spine, the new functionality is intended to grad...
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Incheon maximizes efficiency with SITA’s bag drop technology

Incheon maximizes efficiency with SITA’s bag drop technology

Incheon International Airport has deployed SITA’s award-winning self-service bag drop technology at its new Terminal 2, effectively serving the influx of visitors to the recent Winter Olympics and in preparation for the 100 million passengers projected by 20...
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Biometrics, blockchain and AI driving digital transformation of airports

Biometrics, blockchain and AI driving digital transformation of airports

  Airports are developing their digital transformation roadmap in line with strategic planning activities to address key performance indicators across all areas of the airport operation, claims its Digital Transformation in Airports study. Indeed, Frost &...
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IATA Open Borders Strategy

IATA Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to intensify efforts to spread the economic and social benefits of aviation by removing onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders. The IATA Open Borders Strategy has ...
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Solid Profits Despite Rising Costs

Solid Profits Despite Rising Costs

IATA announced its expectation for airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion (4.1% net margin) in 2018. This is a solid performance despite rising costs, primarily fuel and labor, but also the upturn in the interest rate...
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Securing Aviation’s Future – Smarter Regulation, Global Standards, Infrastructure

Securing Aviation’s Future – Smarter Regulation, Global Standards, Infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity of global standards, and addressing a capacity crisis. Collected and summari...
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Where can technology make air travel more bearable?

Where can technology make air travel more bearable?

Rajendra Pawar and Sudhir Singh of NIIT Technologies point the way for a better airport experience for travellers. Face recognition and the internet of things (IOT) can cut down time spent at security terminals, while intelligent machines can guide travellers....
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