Rules governing airport slots should be suspended immediately in light of the disruption to flight schedules caused by coronavirus to prevent airlines being penalised, industry body IATA said on Monday.
Driven by “robust” demand from Asian and European markets, Middle Eastern airlines posted a strong performance of 7.4% traffic increase in November 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) firmly believes the airline industry is suffering on account of the airspace congestion in the GCC, which is piling up delays in the region.
Qatar Airways received “recognition of its continued commitment” to environmental management at International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors meeting last week.
Airlines are expecting to continue hiring over the next year, as capacity and traffic are expected to grow further, though the pace of expansion is slower than 2018 ...
Ticket taxes and visa requirements “discourage” inbound tourism and business travel globally, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Qatar Airways and five other Middle Eastern and African airlines have already committed to the ‘25by2025’ campaign, which seeks to address gender balance in civil aviation.
Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 5.5% in July compared to the year-ago period as air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China.
IATA has set a target to cap carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, mitigate over 2.5bn tonnes of CO2 and generate at least $40bn in finance by 2035 for carbon reduction initiatives.
The performance of the Middle Eastern airlines is improving but they are expected to “prolong losses” in 2019 due to the “worsening” in the business environment, IATA said in an outlook released here on Sunday.