Tag: aviation industry

Aviation Stakeholders Unite to Curb Excessive Drinking

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ‘One Too Many’ campaign is the first-of-its-kind to bring the main Aviation Industry partners together to raise awareness of the need to fly responsibly. This industry led campaign supported by the Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg will highlight that although serious disruptive behaviour is rare, given its impact on others, even a single disruptive passenger […]

A4A Projects Summer 2018 Air Travel to Rise 3.7 Percent to All-Time High

Reading Time: 3 minutes The industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines expects a record 246.1 million passengers — an average of 2.68 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. This number is up 3.7 percent from last year’s record 237.3 million passengers. The nation’s carriers are adding 116,000 […]

Political Instability a Threat to Gulf Airline Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth.  The Middle East airline industry has not yet totally recovered from the Arab Spring – the 2010 series of protests and demonstrations across the region. That’s the view of […]

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 114 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute AerCap has announced its major business transactions during the first quarter 2018. The Company signed lease agreements for 83 aircraft, including 15 widebody aircraft and 68 narrowbody aircraft. AerCap purchased 7 aircraft, including 2 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, 2 Airbus A350s and 3 Boeing 787-9s and executed sale transactions for 24 aircraft, including 11 Airbus […]

Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. So airlines should also expect growth in the number of new aircraft in the market. The European business aviation company KlasJet has noticed this trend too, in the rising number of flight […]

Airlines Under Pressure from Higher Wages and Increased Fuel Costs in 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Investors will be keeping a keen eye on how airlines approach the dual problems of rising fuel costs and labor costs this year. Last December the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted these two elements, which are airlines’ highest expenditures, as the major challenge for 2018. In 2016, labor costs accounted for 22% of airlines’ […]

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges in order to secure the industry’s future. “Having the infrastructure to grow is vital to our industry’s future. But in many key places, it is not being built fast enough to meet growing demand. And there are worrying trends which […]

Air Travel to The Middle East and Africa Soars

Reading Time: 2 minutes Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% […]

Gediminas Ziemelis: 2017 Was Interesting, but 2018 Will Blow our Minds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The air transport industry in 2017 was definitely a ride to remember: travel bans, laptop bans, a handful of bankruptcies, all at the backdrop of unprecedented financial results for airlines. In this end-of-year post, I’d like to go back to several events that made history. This list does not intend to be complete or objective, […]

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, […]