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IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for the Middle East for 2020 and said it expected to see only 60mn travellers in the region this year compared to 203mn in 2019.

Risk-free travel a myth; but research shows air travel less-risky

Risk-free travel a myth; but research shows air travel less-risky

Risk-free travel is just a myth. No travel is completely risk-free. But reliable studies have pointed to low incidence of inflight Covid-19 transmission, dispelling theories that flight cabins are highly unsafe for travel during the pandemic.

Aviation recovery not yet on the horizon

Aviation recovery not yet on the horizon

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.

India's aviation watchdog asks IndiGo to take action against passengers breaking flight rules

India's aviation watchdog asks IndiGo to take action against passengers breaking flight rules

India's airline regulator on Friday asked IndiGo, the country's largest airline, to take action against passengers that broke flying rules while chasing a Bollywood actress onboard an aircraft ...

The challenges of having aviation and Covid-19 coexist

The challenges of having aviation and Covid-19 coexist

The global air travel sector has always been vulnerable to an almost endless list of external challenges. Geopolitical disputes, extreme weather, trade tensions, or sudden volcanic ash clouds…

China's biggest airshow cancelled in 2020 over pandemic

China's biggest airshow cancelled in 2020 over pandemic

The organiser of China's biggest airshow, set for November in the southern city of Zhuhai, has cancelled the event because of coronavirus measures, it announced today.

Rescuers shaken by 'blood and death' of India jet disaster

Rescuers shaken by 'blood and death' of India jet disaster

Indian authorities had practised for years for a jet overshooting the ‘table-top’ runway at Kozhikode airport, but local resident Fazal Puthiyakath was not prepared for the ‘blood and death’ of the real thing.

Why aviation sectors need to confront Covid-19, not hide from it

Why aviation sectors need to confront Covid-19, not hide from it

The global air travel sector has always been vulnerable to an almost endless list of external challenges. Extreme weather, geopolitical disputes, trade tensions, or a sudden volcanic ash cloud …

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt airlines an unprecedented blow -- to get back in business they will have to reinstill confidence in travellers and avoid a patchwork of restrictions ...

Member of Canada air force aerobatics team dies in plane crash

Member of Canada air force aerobatics team dies in plane crash

A member of an elite Canadian air force aerobatics team died and another was injured when their plane crashed Sunday in Canada's west during a performance to honour public efforts against the coronavirus ...

Aviation continues to battle Covid-19

Aviation continues to battle Covid-19

In an unexpected move, and 5 months into Covid-19, the United Kingdom has said it will introduce quarantine for all arriving air travel passengers.