Efficient use of GCC air space is a pressing need to tackle air traffic congestion in the region, which is a major challenge for Gulf and Middle Eastern carriers, says IATA regional vice-president ...
International Air Transport Association Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac said his organisation will issue fresh forecasts next week.
Capacity measured in available seat kilometres grew 6.4% compared with the year-earlier period, IATA said.
A major computer malfunction crippled traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday causing the delay or cancellation of more than 100 flights at one of Europe's largest transportation hubs.
European airlines say hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Thursday due to a strike by air traffic controllers in France.
Strikes halved French train services on Thursday but attempts by the militant CGT union to broaden protests against labour reforms to air traffic control and the Paris underground appeared to have failed.