In 20 years, China will be the world’s largest airline passenger market, the US will have fallen to second place, and India will overtake the UK as the third-largest market, according to IATA’s new 20-year Global Passenger Forecast report.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 19 commercial aviation aircraft and 15 executive jets in the third quarter, a total of 34 aircraft—a 22.7% overall decrease compared to the third quarter of 2013.
The overall on-time arrival performance for US domestic scheduled flights in August was 77.7%, improving on July by 2.1 points, but falling below last August’s on-time performance by 1.1 point, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
After trailing rival Boeing for most of the year, Airbus’ commercial aircraft orders surged in the third-quarter, as the company logged 560 commercial aircraft orders—compared to Boeing’s 549—placing the two manufacturers in a near neck and neck competition for the year-to-date grand total.
Air passenger traffic demand worldwide grew 5.9% year-over-year in August, up 0.6 point from July but down 0.9 point from August 2013’s growth rate, according to IATA’s August Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
Global air freight markets grew 5.1% year-over-year in August, boosted by increased demand in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and North America, according to IATA’s August air freight market analysis.
July’s full-time-equivalent (FTE) employee count at US scheduled passenger airlines came to 386,243, up 1.3% from July 2013—the biggest year-over-year percentage jump since June 2012—according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
US passenger airlines canceled 1.6% of scheduled domestic flights in July—8,390 out 520,880 scheduled flights—according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
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