Tag: Tourism

Aviation in 2016: Traffic Growth and Airline Profitability

Reading Time: 4 minutes Preliminary figures of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), […]

British Airways Suspend Flights To Sharm el-Sheikh Indefinitely

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways has suspended flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort indefinitely amid terror fears in a blow to the country’s tourism. No flights have operated between the UK and the resort after a terrorist bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane in November killing 224 people. The Government suspended flights to Sharm el- Sheik on […]

Moscow and Cairo Agree To Resume Flights As Soon As Possible

Reading Time: 1 minute Direct flights between Russia and Egypt are about to resume, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They will start shortly in accordance with air safety, said Lavrov after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. According to Lavrov, Cairo responded positively to Russia’s recommendations for airport and flight security. “We have agreed that measures […]

Aegean Airlines Reports Passenger Growth Up 15% In 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Greece-based Aegean Airlines has reported strong passenger growth in 2015, but faces challenges as the country’s debt crisis continues. It has also been adversely affected by the emigration of high number of Middle Eastern refugees, especially to several Greek islands. Aegean carried 11.65 billion passengers in 2015, up 15% compared to 2014. International passenger traffic […]

Hainan Island, China
Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]