Tag: passengers

Passenger Demand Stays Solid but the Trend has Slowed

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in […]

Lufthansa Group Hits the Record

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new passenger record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before. The growth drivers for the network airlines were the Zurich hub […]

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. On 24 […]

At Least 10 Injured By Turbulence On American Airlines Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N276AY performing flight AA-759 from Athens (Greece) to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was descending towards Philadelphia near Long Island when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to three passengers and seven cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Philadelphia for a safe landing about 35 minutes later. Passengers reported flight attendants were […]

Turkish Airlines Posts First Loss In 17 Years

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines became the latest Middle East carrier to report a fall in fortunes this year, reporting a $350 million operating loss for the year. The figure compares with a $682 million profit figure in 2015 which suffered due to terrorism and a tenuous political environment in Turkey which led to the lowest traffic figures […]

Ryanair Threatens Stricter Cabin Bag Rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair has threatened to scrap its second free bag policy because passengers are attempting to pack “half the contents of their home” into them. The low-cost airline began allowing customers to bring along an additional smaller cabin bag free of charge in October 2013 as part of an overhaul of fees and charges aimed at […]

Riga International Airport Breaks Passenger Records

Reading Time: 1 minute Demonstrating its leading position in the Baltic region, Riga International Airport achieved a new passenger traffic record exceeding the threshold of 5.3 million passengers. Arnis Muižnieks, director of aviation department, ministry of transport: “Closing the year with a new passenger traffic record, Riga International Airport has once again proven itself as the undisputed leader in […]

New Record: Vienna Airport Welcomes Its 23 Millionth Passenger

Reading Time: 1 minute On 27 December the 23 millionth passenger in 2016 was welcomed by Vienna Airport. Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, congratulated the airline passenger with a € 500 shopping voucher and a stay at the airport lounge for the entire family. “23 million passengers were handled by Vienna Airport this […]

ANA Signs Codeshare Deal With Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes ANA and Vietnam Airlines will launch a codeshare partnership at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on Sunday. The codeshare partnership will initially cover ten international routes, linking Japan and Vietnam. In addition, it will link 25 principal domestic routes in both countries. This will allow passengers to travel more conveniently throughout the region. […]

Helicopter Robinson R44 Crash in Russia Kills All 3 People on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute According to the spokesman of the Russia’s Zabaikalsky Territory’s head, helicopter Robinson R44 crash in the Russia’ eastern Zabaykalsky Territory claimed the lives of the pilot and two passengers on board. Helicopter Robinson R44 crash in the Russia’ eastern Zabaykalsky Territory claimed the lives of the pilot and two passengers on board, the spokesman of […]