Imperatives of new technology for local aviation growth
New finding has shown that local air travel sector risks missing out on the global growth projection without adequate investment in technology across the board. The 2018 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) revealed that passengers crave for more control, information and improve efficiency when they travel, and are to this end counting on new technology that…
African airlines record 6.8% traffic surge
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that African airlines’ traffic demand climbed 6.8 per cent. On the overall, traffic climbed 6.4 per cent compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6.1 per cent annual increase for July. August capacity increased by 5.5…
Global air travel projects 97.8m jobs, $5.7tr revenue by 2036
A new report has projected massive growth in global air transport sector in the next two decades, with the sector supporting some 97.8 million jobs and $5.7 trillion revenue through an open and free-trade approach. The report, ‘Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders’, released yesterday by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), estimated that the global air…
‘Why intra-African fares are 45% more expensive’
Air transport fares in Nigeria and other African countries have been identified as some of the most expensive in the world; sometimes as high as 45 per cent when compared with other regions.
Global air traffic hits four billion passengers yearly
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), yesterday, said the worldwide yearly air passenger numbers has exceeded four billion for the first time.
Global air freight records marginal growth in June
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), yesterday released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 2.7 per cent in June 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This continues the slowdown in air cargo growth that began earlier in 2018. Growth for the first…
IATA, CFM International sign pact on engine maintenance, others
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) to increase competition in the market for Maintenance, Repair and overhaul (MRO) services on engines manufactured by CFM – a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. IATA’s Director-General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alexandre de Juniac, noted that…
Airlines, airports rally against human trafficking
The Airports Council International (ACI), World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday renewed their pledge to jointly combat the menace.Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers yearly, but this global network is also used nefariously by traffickers to transport people against their wish.
Nigeria Air: New era of waste and worries?
Dakar, the capital of Senegal, was one of the scheduled destinations of Nigeria Airways in the 1980s. Despite the legendary tolerance of the Senegalese to foreigners, people of different faiths, and ideas, the mere mention of Nigeria Airways would shift discussions to a boiling point.
Air Peace deepens safety standard with IOSA renewal
Air Peace Airlines has improved its safety standards, which enables it to scale the hurdle of International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) renewal.