Air traffic control privatization may be stuck in a holding pattern

Rep. Bill Shuster will likely have to wait a little longer to accomplish his long-held ambition to privatize the nation’s government-run air traffic control system. But in what can be considered progress, the House is expected to vote this week on Shuster’s provision as part of a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, whose […]

Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities amid Gulf boycott

Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors. Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and elsewhere including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States only need […]

Most Travelers Will Sit in the Middle Seat For a Cheaper Flight

To no surprise, cheap flights still prevail. Flying is cheaper than ever"”but that doesn’t stop people from complaining about how little they get for their money. And now, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos finds what everyone already knew to be true: airline passengers care more about what’s cheapest than anything else in air travel. In […]

Skyscanner Report Reveals High Demand for Trans-continental Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week released its latest global passenger traffic results showing overall passenger growth in the air travel sector rates remain resolute. In light of the latest report, Skyscanner"™s has released its own perspective on the current state of the industry reinforced by comprehensive data insights drawn from its more […]

Aviation’s concerns ‘high on the radar’ as UK negotiates Brexit

The UK government is «taking seriously» aviation industry concerns about Brexit, transport secretary Chris Grayling has declared. Speaking at an Aviation Club luncheon yesterday, Grayling said the sector «is very high on the government’s radar» in negotiations with Brussels. He also affirmed that ministers remained «very committed» to a third runway at London Heathrow and […]

First Direct Flights from Incheon Int"™l Airport to Central America Launched

The first direct flights to Central America from Incheon International Airport has launched. According to the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) on July 3, Mexico"™s largest air carrier Aeromexico has officially started operating direct flights between Incheon and Mexico City, the Central American country"™s capital, on the same day. The airline will use a Boeing […]

La tecnología aumenta la satisfacción de los pasajeros en los aeropuertos

La satisfacción de los pasajeros es mayor durante la experiencia con las aerolíneas cuando se utilizan las tecnologías de autoservicio, especialmente en la recogida y etiquetado de equipajes, y en los puntos de control de pasaportes, según concluye el Estudio de Tendencias de TI entre los pasajeros de SITA 2017. Se trata de un estudio […]

Virgin Atlantic reveals 22% cut to carbon emissions

A multi-billion-dollar Boeing fleet investment, engine taxiing and weight management have all contributed to Virgin Atlantic reducing total aircraft carbon emissions by 22% since 2007, with similar footprint reductions generated for other carbon-efficiency measurements. The carbon savings, revealed in Virgin Atlantic"™s latest sustainability report on Monday (26 June), were accelerated through an 8% reduction in […]

Boeing, UPS Announce Agreement for 767 Passenger to Freighter Conversions

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] announced an order at the 2017 Paris Air Show today to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters. «The purchase and conversion of these 767s is a perfect example of how UPS is making smart investments to fuel profitable growth,» said UPS Airlines President Brendan Canavan. […]

Defending the Business of Freedom

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the global airline industry"™s performance on safety, sustainability and profitability is solid, but the industry faces the threat of protectionist measures being implemented by governments. IATA also called for governments to enhance their collaboration with the industry to meet rising security challenges, avert a looming infrastructure crisis […]