Tag: air travel

EASA & IATA Team Up Against Unruly Behaviour on Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing.  These figures are worrying […]

World’s Busiest Air Route Revealed. Can You Guess?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the US is the present hub of global aviation, it is the Asia-Pacific region which wins in terms of the most in-demand routes globally.  A new study published by Routesonline not only revealed the busiest passenger air routes, but also confirmed all the forecasts regarding the future of aviation. The Asia-Pacific region is still […]

Qantas and Air New Zealand Cooperation To Make Travel Easier

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are impacted by developments a year ago – including […]

Wizz Air UK Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence

Reading Time: 1 minute Wizz Air UK Limited, headquartered at London Luton airport, has announced being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK began operations on 3rd May with its first flight from London to Bucharest. In the statement the airline highlighted that Wizz Air UK is […]

Qatar Airways and Air Italy Announce Codeshare

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April. The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

Cambodia Plans to Build One of the World’s Biggest Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province, although key actors have yet to work out the details. The Phnom Penh Post on Monday (Jan 15) reported the plans, citing a document from the Council of Ministers, dated Dec 21, which approved an investment proposal […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

Reading Time: 2 minutes The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

Emirates Anticipates Peak Travel Towards the End of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations. Over 250,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from 28 December until just after New Year’s Day, while 200,000 travellers will be […]