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IATA reports demand increased only 2 percent in September

  September traffic data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows a sluggish 2 percent year-over-year growth in demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) – less than half of the five-year average growth rate of 5.1 percent. The report is essentially on par with the WorldACD’s September analysis, which reported

Med-View Airline Restructures, Sacks 60 Workers

Nigerian domestic carrier, Med-View Airline, has sacked about 60 members of its staff comprising pilots, engineers and crew members. The workers were said to have been served the termination letters on October 5, with a clause that they would be reconsidered for employment when the situation improves. The Executive Director, Business Development, Med-View

Primera Air: Passengers stranded as airline collapses

  A budget airline that began offering long-haul flights from UK airports earlier this year, including Stansted to the US, has collapsed. Primera Air said it was ceasing all operations at midnight on Monday after 14 years of operations. Flights to Washington and New York due to leave Stansted on Monday night were

Osaka International airport Closed due to Typhoon Jebi

Vehicles damaged by Typhoon Jebi are seen in Osaka, Japan, on Sept 4, 2018.PHOTO: KYODO VIA REUTERS   SIA cancels Singapore-Osaka flights after airport closure due to Typhoon Jebi. Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage Singapore Airlines (SIA) has cancelled four flights to Osaka yesterday following the closure of

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

Ethiopian-777 freighter. Ethiopian Airlines Wednesday launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium, and all flights

United Airlines eyes business travellers as it boosts European flights in 2019

United Airlines on Thursday will announce three new daily routes to Europe as the third-largest U.S. carrier eyes higher-paying business travelers on transatlantic flights. The increase in transatlantic capacity comes as part of a broader company strategy that includes growing the margin-rich business-class service, Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network,

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