The ICAO has released its first complete 2020 air passenger forecast revealing 1.5 billion fewer fliers in 2020.
IATA now sees 2020 global revenue losses for passenger business at between $63 billion and $113 billion. There are no figures for cargo.
Lufthansa pilots have given notice they may yet take further action against the airline’s failed bid to end their strike. The court in Frankfurt ruled yesterday in favor of the pilots, saying there were no legal grounds for Lufthansa’s action.
For May 2014, airberlin ferried a total of 2,971,840 passengers to destinations worldwide. The increase, of +0.5 percent over the same period of 2013, represented equaled a high capacity utilization rate of 79.5 percent. Seat miles/kilometers increased, as did other comparative figures.
It’s no secret mobile adaptations for business and pleasure are gaining more and more momentum. Now news from SITA, via their Airport IT Trends Survey, tells of airports turning to intelligent tech, mobile apps, social media, and especially geo-location apps to improve passenger experiences.
Yesterday key officials began a conference in Limassol (Cyprus) to try and get back on track in important transportation initiative for Europe, the so called Single European Sky aviation project to create a single European airspace. Despite widespread support and the logic of unifying European airspace however, nearly a decade has passed with mediocre progress toward this end.
British airports operator BAA stated fewer people are traveling by air between the UK and other nations when the crisis is more powerful, such as Greece or Spain, while the cargo moved between them is on a downward trend.
2010 travel figures indicate a fairly significant increase in travel outbound from London. But more significantly, inbound travel to Eastern Europe shows phenomenal growth considering the world economic situation. Will emerging Europe out pace the rest of the world in tourism? So far this year, all things considered, it certainly appears so.