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  • Safety: 3.8 billion air travellers by 2036
    Safely managing future air travel demand
    April 17, 2018. IATA news. Global aviation safety is built on a foundation of co-operative agreements, sharing, working together effectively, and an adherence to global standards. IATA, steering this partnership approach, held its 2018 Safety and Flight Ops Conference in Montreal, Canada from 17 - 19 April. IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac urged aviation stakeholders to adopt global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036...Read more...        


  • March 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Air passenger growth completes a strong first quarter of 2018
    RPK growth posts its fastest pace in 12 months. Industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased by 9.5% year-on-year in March - the fastest pace since March 2017 and well above the five-year average rate (6.8%)... Read more...

  • March 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Boost to air freight from the re-stocking cycle has run its course
    FTK growth slowed significanly in March. Aftera robust start to the year, the industry-wide FTK growth rate slowed to just 1.7% year-on-year in March, down from a robust 6.7% in February...Read more...


  • February 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    Passenger growth rebounds in Feb after Lunar New Year distortion
    RPK growth rebounded in February as expected. As expected, year-on-year growth in air passenger volumes rebounded in February following the distortion last month due to the later timing of the Lunar New Year...Read more...


  • February 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Strong start to 2018 for FTK growth, but upward trend has eased
    FTK growth off to its best start to a year since 2015. Industry-wide FTKs increased by 6.8% year-on-year in February, down from 8.5% in the previous month. ..Read more...


  • Implementation key to Africa open skies agreement
    23 African Countries sign SAATM agreement
    February 1, 2018. IATA news. IATA/Regulations & Taxation/Middle East & Africa news. IATA has hailed the “momentous” launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) by the African Union (AU) to open up the continent’s skies — but says successful implementation is vital. The SAATM is a deregulated airspace, which allows aircraft to fly freely between the 23 AU member states that have agreed to the initiative...Read more...


  • January 2018 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
    January 2018 Passenger Demand Growth Slows 
    Slowest annual RPK growth since March 2014…Year-on-year growth in industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) slowed to 4.6% in January 2018, down from 6.4% in December...Read more... 


  • January 2018 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
    Growth in air freight volumes makes a robust start to 2018 
    Chinese New Year can distort things at year-start Industry-wide FTKs increased by 8.0% year-on-year in January 2018, up from 5.8% in December...Read more...