IATA: Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the 2016 Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

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It’s a pleasure to attend my first AGM of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) in Morocco. I thank Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc for the superb hospitality in hosting this event. Casablanca is a great place for …

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African Airlines Records 9.5% Traffic Increase

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African airlines posted the second highest demand growth globally in May, with traffic up 9.5 per cent, compared to a year ago, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. The IATA, in its global passenger traffic results for February which was …

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IATA Study Reveals How Closed Skies Policy Among African Nations Hurts The Continent

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Flying from London to Athens is not generally considered a massive undertaking. It’s a given that the journey will be direct, take three-and-a-half hours, and Europeans will not require a visa. The biggest decision is likely to be which meal …

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Emirates Reports Record Profit Aided By Lower Crude Oil Price

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Emirates Airline reported its highest ever profit as its fuel costs sunk due to lower crude oil prices. The airline’s profits rocketed 56 per cent to Dh7.1bn (£1.32bn) in 2015-2016, a new annual record, after its fuel costs fell by 31 …

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Zika Virus: World Travel & Tourism Council Allays Travelers’ Fears On Movement Restrictions

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has sought to reassure travellers no movement restrictions are currently in place following the spread of the Zika virus. The announcement follows a decision by the World Health Organisation to brand the outbreak as a …

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Qatar Airways Mulls World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight

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Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’ Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 …

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Boeing Reports Record $96Billion Full Year Revenue

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Boeing has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $23.6 billion and core earnings per share of $1.60. Fourth quarter 2015 results reflect the previously announced $569 million after-tax charge ($0.84 per share) on the 747 program as a result of a slow …

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Etihad Airways Scoops Seventh Consecutive World’s Leading Airline Award

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has crowned a momentous 2015 by collecting the coveted ‘World’s Leading Airline’ award for the seventh consecutive year at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015. Last …

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No-fly Zones Around The World For Commercial Airlines

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Following the recent plane crash of a Russian passenger jet flying 224 tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh – An Egyptian resort area between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea popular for its long beaches and clear waters, speculation …

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Mauritius Signs Bilateral Air Service MoU With Nigeria and Eight Other Countries

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Mauritius’ Government signed bilateral air services MoUs with representatives from Brazil, Finland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe in Oct-2015.   The agreements include cargo services and enable code-share and cooperative agreements between Air …

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