International Passenger Demand Triples in June – IATA

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has released the passenger data for June showing an unsurprising rise in passenger demand. Using the industry metric of Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) to indicate total passenger traffic IATA’s figures indicate a 76.2% increase over 2021. As a comparison passenger traffic was at approximately…

Furious Emirates Rejects Heathrow Airport’s Passenger Cap, Refusing to Cut…

Emirates Airlines has rejected Heathrow airport’s (LHR) request to airlines to stop selling tickets and remove capacity from the U.K.’s hub airport. In a strongly worded statement released on Thursday, the airline says the airport’s demands are a “blatant disregard for consumers”. The airline states that Heathrow is seeking to…

The 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Begins in Doha

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an event, organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), that provides an opportunity for IATA members, as well as major players in the international civil aviation industry, to meet, network, and discuss emerging issues in civil aviation. Two years ago the event was…

More Countries Welcome Vaccinated International Air Travelers Without Restrictions

There are continuing positive signs that the international air travel market is on its way towards pre-pandemic levels albeit at differing rates in different regions. This week the U.K. announced the lifting of all travel restrictions and countries such as Canada and New Zealand are easing quarantine and testing requirements…

Etihad Receives IATA IEnvA Stage 2 Accreditation

Etihad Airways successfully completed IATA's Environmental Assessment stage 2 and received accreditation in four key operational areas. The areas include facilities management, flight operations, Etihad technical division and Etihad Catering Services. The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program is a blueprint for airlines to achieve sustainability in all air and ground…

Ethiopian Airlines Prepares For Boeing 737 Max Return

Ethiopian Airlines is now laying the groundwork for the return of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline on Monday issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service with the first flight expected on Feb. 1. Ethiopian…

ITA Airways Officially Joins IATA, Debuts New Livery As It…

ITA Airways — the Italian carrier taking over for the long ailing Alitalia — began operations on Oct. 15, on the same day becoming a member of IATA. Similar to joining SkyTeam, this announcement represents a handover with the now-bankrupt and former Italian national airline ITA has replaced. The official…

Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted…

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2…