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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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