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Air cargo up 7.7% in August from 2019, but capacity lags demand

The International Air Transport Association has released its August 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend but pressure on capacity is rising...

30 Sep 2021

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Demand for drivers has doubled, incentives now key - GlobalData
Demand for drivers has doubled, incentives now key - GlobalData

Demand for drivers, including motor vehicle operators, ambulance drivers and attendants, truck drivers, and passenger vehicle drivers, has surged in the last...

28 Sep 2021

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From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care...

By Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman and Valorie A. Crooks 31 Aug 2021

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Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA
Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA

The International Air Transport Association has urged governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate close to nearly $1bn in blocked funds from the sale of tickets, cargo space, and other...

19 Aug 2021

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Combined market cap of global airlines plunge by $12bn as Covid cases rise
Combined market cap of global airlines plunge by $12bn as Covid cases rise

Airline companies are still far from pre-pandemic profit and sales as some of their businesses, like business travel, are not even comparable to normal levels...

13 Aug 2021

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UNCTAD, IATA extend partnership to facilitate global trade

The two organisations will leverage their leadership in their respective fields to boost e-commerce in developing countries through improved exchanges of trade data...

12 Aug 2021

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Reinventing the wheel: The future of public transit
Reinventing the wheel: The future of public transit

Between emphasising public health and managing a shift in perceptions around commuting, public transit operators need to ensure they meet the new expectations of their passengers...

By Jason Blackhurst 11 Aug 2021

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IATA global airline industry statistics show devasting effects of Covid-19
IATA global airline industry statistics show devasting effects of Covid-19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication...

6 Aug 2021

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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%...

29 Jul 2021

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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

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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...

22 Jul 2021

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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...

27 May 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

8 Dec 2020



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