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Europe’s regional airport leaders gather as “challenges and complexity” beset a disrupted industry

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Europe’s regional airports and their business partners gather in Palermo, Italy for the 13th Annual ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference and Exhibition, hosted by GESAP (Palermo Airport Company). The event provides the opportunity to review trading conditions against the background of a much more controlled but […]

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IATA: Air passenger numbers to recover in 2024

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects overall traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024 (counting multi-sector connecting trips as one passenger), exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels (103% of the 2019 total). Expectations for the shape of the near-term recovery have shifted slightly, reflecting the evolution of government-imposed travel restrictions in some markets. The overall picture […]

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Travel momentum builds as restrictions are lifted -even faster progress is needed-

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing growing momentum in the recovery of air travel as restrictions are lifted. Improved Ticket Sales IATA reported a sharp 11-percentage point increase for international tickets sold in recent weeks (in proportion to 2019 sales). In the period around 8 February (7 day moving average) the number […]

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ACI Global Traveller Survey shows passengers remain positive towards air travel

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the second edition of the ASQ Global Traveller Survey which confirms that travellers remain highly positive with regards to their willingness to travel by air. The 2021 findings were launched during the second day of the ACI LAC/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, in Cancun Mexico. […]

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Passengers want to use biometrics to speed up processes and eliminate queuing post pandemic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which delivered two main conclusions: 1. Passengers want to use biometric identification if it expedites travel processes. 2. Passengers want to spend less time queuing. “Passengers have spoken and want technology to work harder, so they spend less time ‘being processed’ […]

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ACI Europe: Europe’s airports have lost 1,26 billion passengers

On the eve of ACI EUROPE’s 31st Annual Congress and General Assembly, the airport association has set the scene with the release of its latest traffic data, revised forecasts, and the publication of the Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2021. Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year1 – a decrease of -62% […]

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IATA: Frustration with travel restrictions grows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that air travelers are increasingly frustrated with the COVID-19 travel restrictions. A survey commissioned by IATA of 4,700 respondents in 11 markets in September demonstrated confidence that the risks of COVID-19 can be effectively managed and that the freedom to travel should be restored. 67% of respondents felt […]

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The risk of exposure to COVID-19 is less than 0.1 percent

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 while traveling after all passengers test negative 72 hours in advance of your flight is less than 0.1 percent. That’s according to a unique study that examined real-world customer data on Delta’s COVID-tested flight corridors between New York-JFK, Atlanta and Italy’s Fiumicino International Airport. The peer-reviewed study published in […]

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Airline Industry Statistics Confirm 2020 Was Worst Year on Record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures for 2020 demonstrating the devastating effects on global air transport during that year of the COVID-19 crisis. 1.8 billion passengers flew in 2020, a decrease of 60.2% compared to the 4.5 billion who flew in 2019 Industry-wide air travel demand […]

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