US airlines carried a record 823 million passengers systemwide in 2016, up 3.1% from the previous record high of 798.2 million recorded in 2015, according to US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released March 16....More
Global air passenger traffic increased an overall 9.6% in January compared to a year ago, the fastest growth rate since April 2011 and the strongest yearly start since 2005, according to IATA’s January Air Passenger Market Analysis....More
Culled from IATA's 2016 Airline Safety Performance report, an overview of total accidents, fatal accidents, and fatality totals for commercial aviation flights, specifically scheduled/carter passenger or cargo service....More
Global air freight traffic increased 6.9% year-over year in January, down from December 2016’s 10% growth, but more than doubling the average annual growth rate of 3% over the past five years, according to IATA’s January Air Freight Market analysis....More
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.
However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More