Passenger traffic peaked by 4.3 per cent in April
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand rose by 4.3 per cent compared to April 2018. April capacity increased by 3.6 per cent, and load factor climbed 0.6 percentage point to 82.8 per cent, which was a record for the month of April, surpassing…
Airlines to support one billion passengers living with disabilities
Airlines have reached a consensus to improve air travel experience, to support the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide.
Fuel price spike, operational cost squeeze airlines’ profit
The rising cost of aviation fuel and decline in passenger traffic demand are taking a heavy toll on airlines around the world. Apparently in reaction to the trend, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit from $35.5…
NCAA issues 60 days ultimatum to unregistered agencies
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), yesterday, issued a 60-day ultimatum to all travel agents on the platform of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to get registered with the apex regulator or face sanction.
Passenger traffic peaked by 3.1% in March
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019...
African carriers record six per cent air freight growth
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), yesterday released data for global air freight markets. It showed weak air freight demand despite six per cent surge in the African region. IATA, the clearing house for over 280 airlines in the world, recorded increased demand of 0.1 per cent in March 2019, compared to the same…
One aviation industry, too many facts, figures
It is often said in the telecommunications sector that data is life. In aviation, life abounds in facts and figures. In fact, a suitable maxim is ‘show me your figures and I will forecast the future’.
Airlines recorded slow traffic growth in February
Airlines recorded slow growth in passenger demand for the month of February, with total Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) rising by 5.3 per cent, compared to February 2018.
High expectations as Air Peace sets for long-haul operations
Following dismal outing of local carriers on the international routes, Air Peace Airlines is set to foray into the long-haul operations, and on its wings are high expectations from stakeholders. The airlines, besides flying the Nigerian flag, also avails competitive options for Nigerian travellers. Air Peace will operate into six routes: Dubai and Sharjah to…
ICAO rallies Nigeria, others behind regional cooperation, investments
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), has again rallied the Nigerian Government and her African counterparts behind regional cooperation...