The British government will study the effects of air passenger duty (APD) on the country’s regional airports over concerns that lower levies in Scotland and Wales could draw passengers away from English airports.
European air traffic control agencies are continuing to monitor the status of the Icelandic volcano, Barðarbunga [Bardarbunga], where hundreds of earthquakes in recent days have signaled a possible impending eruption.
The lack of air connectivity among the islands of the Caribbean remains one of the tallest barriers to unlocking the full potential of the region’s tourism market, the head of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily....More
Passenger traffic in Latin America is expected to grow between 5%-10% per year over the next 10 years, but this growth could be hampered by lack of government investment in infrastructure, air traffic control systems and airports, industry leaders said at the ALTA Pan American Aviation Safety Summit....More
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO....More