Serving growing demand in the Americas

Governments in the region must understand the value of aviation. Despite a host of challenges—including the lingering effects of the pandemic and political upheaval—Latin America experienced a strong recovery in 2022. Such countries as Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, which had either never imposed travel restrictions or removed them early on, even managed record years. And […]

Pet transport during crises

Animal protection organisation Humane Society International has collaborated with the International Air Transport Association to publish a list of considerations for governments and the air transport supply chain to facilitate the safe passage of pet cats and dogs in times of crisis who are evacuating or taking refuge with their owners. The considerations are based […]

Volaris Reports July 2022 Traffic Results: 22% YoY demand growth with an 85% Load Factor

Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) («Volaris» or «The Company»), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States, Central, and South America, reports its July 2022 preliminary traffic results. In July 2022, Volaris’ capacity (measured in ASMs) increased 28.8% compared to July 2021, while demand (measured in RPMs) […]

Government Support Needed to make Transport of Lithium Batteries Even Safer

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to further support the safe carriage of lithium batteries by developing and implementing global standards for screening, fire-testing, and incident information sharing. As with many products shipped by air, effective standards, globally implemented, are needed to ensure safety. The challenge is the rapid increase in global […]

Airbus BelugaXL rolls-out of paintshop

The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paintshop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus employees through a poll in which 20,000 people participated. With 40% votes in favour, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake ground tests […]

Airbus enters partnership with government of Côte d’Ivoire

Airbus and the government of Côte d"™Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country"™s aerospace industry which has been identified as strategic for its economic development. The MoU was signed today by his Excellency Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport of the Republic of […]

Global airline share prices up 2.1% y-o-y in May, says IATA

Airline financial data continue to show that industry profitability improved in Q1 2018 relative to the same period a year ago, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, it said global airline share prices fell by a further 2.8% in May "“ the fourth monthly decline in a row "“ to leave them […]