Global domestic flight demands surge in March – IATA

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Global domestic flight demands surge in March – IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that passenger traffic rose in March 2021 compared with February 2021. However, total demand for air travel in March 2021 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 67.2 per cent, compared with March 2019. That was an improvement over the 74.9 per cent decline recorded in February 2021 versus February 2019. The global body explained that the comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results were distorted by the extraordinary impact…

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IATA accepts US military report on risk of catching COVID-19 on a flight

ACI World, IATA in joint push for globally consistent approach to testin

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command (US Transcom) confirming the low risk of COVID-19 transmission onboard an aircraft. The US Transcom testing, which was conducted in August, found that “the overall exposure risk from aerosolized pathogens, like coronavirus, is very low” on the types of airline aircraft typically contracted to move Department of Defense (DOD) personnel and their families, US Transcom stated. More than 300 aerosol releases, simulating a passenger infected with COVID-19, were performed over…

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ACI World, IATA in joint push for globally consistent approach to testing

ACI World, IATA in joint push for globally consistent approach to testin

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have made a joint call for a globally-consistent approach to testing international passengers as an alternative to quarantine measures. The global shut down of air transport as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions has had a catastrophic impact on employment. Some 4.8 million industry jobs have been lost or are under threat. Governments must cooperate to remove quarantine restrictions and restart air travel, the duo demanded, adding: “A systematic approach to COVID-19 testing will provide an effective way…

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Africa to lose $37bn in GDP to troubled aviation sector

IATA: Global airline traffic to fall by 66% in 2020

4.5m jobs at risk due to COVID-19, travel restrictions _____________________________________ The African economy is set to lose an estimated sum of $37 billion to dwindling traffic and travel restrictions bedeviling the aviation sector of the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened. According to new data published today (Thursday, October 1, 2020) by the Air Transport Action Group of which IATA is a…

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