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Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017
Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017

The International Air Transport Association latest data for global air cargo markets for June shows a 9.9% improvement on pre-Covid-19 performance, pushing first half-year air cargo growth to 8%...

3 days ago

GLOBAL

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards

Notable events - including the Covid-19 pandemic - have revealed the weaknesses in global supply chains. Companies need to ensure the resiliency of the manufacturing and distribution systems...

By Glenn McGillivray 27 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing
Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the "hassle factor" around...

22 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand up 12% in April
Global air cargo demand up 12% in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-Covid levels by 12%...

8 Jun 2021

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Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

27 May 2021

GLOBAL

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels
Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels

African airlines' cargo demand in March increased by 24.6% compared to the same month in 2019...

5 May 2021

GLOBAL

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport
Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

By Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

GLOBAL

Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

By Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

By Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

GLOBAL

When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities
When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities

Bike-share programmes don't just cater for residents. When tourists use them too, that greatly increases the value the whole community gets from these bikes.

23 Mar 2021

GLOBAL

IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market
IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market

The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

10 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020
Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020

Twenty-twenty was one of the worst years for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990...

4 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

By Antonio J Torija Martinez 23 Dec 2020

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic
Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

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Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines to exempt crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travellers...

8 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback
Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

7 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce
2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

21 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight
Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Emirates returns $ 1.4bn in refunds to customers
Emirates returns $ 1.4bn in refunds to customers

More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline's backlog. This includes all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review.

8 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measures

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

4 Sep 2020




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