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8 May 2019
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…
12 Mar 2019
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…
7 Feb 2019
International airlines have urged governments around the world to support aviation growth with requisite infrastructure, especially the provision of airports. The airlines, under the aegis of International Air Transport Association (IATA), said the problem is that more people want to fly than airports have the capacity to accommodate. Speaking at the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory…
4 Feb 2019
Imbalance of Nigeria’s bilateral air service agreements Bilateral Air Service Agreements are international trade agreements that permit the airlines of two countries to conduct air transport services between their respective territories. Currently, Nigeria has signed over 80 bilateral air service agreements with various countries, which have largely failed to benefit the country. This position is…
10 Jan 2019
The International AirTransport Association (IATA), has announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. African airlines experienced a 5.7 per cent rise in demand compared to November 2017, down from 6.4 per cent in October but higher than the five-year average of 5.8 per cent. Growth, according to IATA, is occurring despite…
4 Jan 2019
Irked by the under performance of the sector in 2018, stakeholders have charted path to improved aviation industry in the New Year, placing emphasis on the imperatives of business-friendly environment. The experts though called for supportive aviation policies and their implementations, they asked for low level of government's bureaucracies and interference in regulatory functions. Specifically,…
14 Dec 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for October, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.3 per cent compared to the same month last year. This marked a rebound from 5.5 per cent growth recorded in September, which was an eight-month low. Capacity also grew…
23 Nov 2018
Global passenger traffic results for September have shown a decline in growth, with demand rising by 5.5 per cent compared to 6.4 per cent recorded the same month in 2017. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in the report recently released, estimated that impacts from severe hurricane and typhoon activity in September shaved around 0.1-0.2…
19 Oct 2018
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…
5 Oct 2018
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…
3 Oct 2018
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…
3 Aug 2018
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…

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