International Tourism to End 2023 Close to 90% of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Source: UNWTO YTD change by region International tourism is on track to recover almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), an estimated 975 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September 2023, an increase of 38% on the same months of 2022. The newest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer also shows: World destinations welcomed 22% more international tourists in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year, reflecting a strong Northern Hemisphere summer season. International tourist arrivals hit 91% of pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter, reaching 92% in July, the best month so far since the start of pandemic. Overall, tourism recovered 87% of pre-pandemic [...]

2023-12-01T16:26:00+02:00December 1st, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA and ARC Extend Direct Data Solutions Partnership

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) have extended their Direct Data Solutions (DDS) partnership, which offers subscribing airlines the most comprehensive global set of airline sales, market and itinerary data. Signed at the 2023 IATA World Passenger Symposium, the partnership extension ensures more than 100 global airlines will continue to have access to this critical service for years to come. DDS incorporates airline-contributed data, IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) transactions and ARC's Area Settlement Plan (ASP) transactions into a single data source to support critical airline analytics and decisions. Jointly created in 2012 by IATA and ARC, DDS is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset. It includes more than 15 billion passenger [...]

2023-11-30T17:37:22+02:00November 30th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI World Airport Excellence (APEX) program celebrates historic 200th review at Bahrain International Airport

Source: ACI World ACI World today celebrates the Airport Excellence's (APEX) 200th review, at Bahrain International Airport, marking a historic milestone in the program's mission of raising aviation standards globally. Since 2011, the ACI World APEX program has provided comprehensive onsite airport reviews led by industry peers and experts to optimize airport operations, regulatory compliance, and aviation standards worldwide. APEX is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, international regulations, and ACI best practices and offers reviews on four priority areas: security, cybersecurity, safety, and environment. During the five-day review from 26–30 November, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and ACI World also signed a Declaration of Commitment and Collaboration, solidifying their shared dedication to promoting excellence in airport operations. Luis [...]

2023-11-30T18:01:01+02:00November 30th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

CANSO Global Safety Conference 2023 undergoing in Dublin hosted by AirNav Ireland

Source: CANSO AirNav Ireland is hosting the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global Safety Conference 2023, in Dublin until 30 November. The conference brings together aviation professionals from around the world to discuss and collaborate on safety and technological advancements in air traffic management and air navigation services. The CANSO Global Safety Conference 2023 is an invaluable platform that enables industry experts to share their knowledge, insight, and best practices, contributing to the overall enhancement of safety and efficiency in the aviation sector. With a strong focus on innovation, cooperation, and safety, this event aligns seamlessly with AirNav Ireland’s mission to ensure the highest levels of safety and operational excellence are applied to air traffic management. Dr. Peter Kearney, [...]

2023-11-30T17:34:59+02:00November 30th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

GCG Group Joins ACI-LAC as a World Business Partner 

Source: ACI-LAC GCG Group, a leading provider of specialized services for airlines, airports, and diverse companies, and institutions, has reached a pivotal milestone by joining the Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) as a World Business Partner. Daniel Muñoz, Head of Airport Concessions at GCG Group, remarked: GCG Group is honored to become an ACI-LAC World Business Partner, solidifying our commitment to the Latin America and Caribbean regions while providing opportunities to engage with fellow airport industry colleagues. We look forward to elevated concessions programs that intentionally highlight the culinary richness, human talent, and unparalleled hospitality of its local communities. GCG Group continues to strengthen its ecosystem of industry allies. The company has nearly 70 years of experience and presence [...]

2023-11-29T19:05:37+02:00November 29th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

U.S. Airlines Experience Smooth, Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Travel

Source: A4A Amid record air travel this Thanksgiving, U.S. airlines recorded a 99.9% completion factor (compared to 99.6% last year) and an 83.1% on-time arrival rate (compared to 80.6% last year) over the past 10 days, from November 17-26. In 2023, the completion factor for U.S. airlines is 98.6% – higher than it was in 2018, 2019 and 2022. Additional data is available on A4A’s State of Commercial Aviation slide deck, which is updated daily. To prepare for this year’s holiday travel season, U.S. airlines worked for months to ensure they would be ready. Specifically, they: Continued hiring aggressively to ensure that the right people were in the right place at the right time; Adjusted schedules to accommodate demand; And invested heavily in technology to improve [...]

2023-11-29T18:45:57+02:00November 29th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) World, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, announces departure at the end of 2024

Source: ACI World Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) World, has announced his decision to step down from his role at the end of 2024. This departure is driven by family reasons, as de Oliveira expresses his desire to return to Europe with his family after four impactful years at the helm of ACI World. Taking on the role during the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic, de Oliveira steered ACI World through the most severe crisis ever experienced in the aviation sector. While challenges remain in the airport industry and will require long-term attention, he leaves with a sense of mission accomplished, having elevated the organization to new heights. “Leading ACI World as [...]

2023-11-28T20:51:28+02:00November 28th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI applauds and supports visionary ICAO goal for sustainable aviation fuel

Source: ACI World ICAO CAAF/3 agrees collective goal of 5% carbon intensity reduction by 2030 Airports Council International applauds and supports the visionary International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) goal for sustainable aviation fuel to come from the Third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) that took place in Dubai from 20–24 November. On 24 November, governments from over 100 States, meeting with industry and civil society, have set a goal that aviation fuel in 2030 should be 5% less carbon intensive than the fossil fuel which makes up nearly all of today's aviation energy. This will be achieved through a transition to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), lower carbon aviation fuels (LCAF), and other cleaner energies which will play [...]

2023-11-27T18:43:16+02:00November 27th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO Conference delivers strong global framework to implement a clean energy transition for international aviation

Source: ICAO During the Third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3), held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 20 to 24 November 2023, the international aviation sector has taken a giant leap to accelerate its decarbonization. By the adoption of a new ICAO Global Framework for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), Lower Carbon Aviation Fuels (LCAF) and other Aviation Cleaner Energies, ICAO and its Member States have agreed to strive to achieve a collective global aspirational Vision to reduce CO2 emissions in international aviation by 5 per cent by 2030, compared to zero cleaner energy use. Key elements of the Framework include a collective Vision for the clean energy transition, harmonized regulatory foundations, supporting implementation initiatives, and improved access [...]

2023-11-27T19:01:58+02:00November 27th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Strengthened Global Framework for Accelerating Aviation’s Decarbonization

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to governments delivering the supportive policies needed to enable aviation’s decarbonization, as agreed at the Third Conference on Aviation Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) hosted by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Dubai. CAAF/3 delivered critical agreement on: A global framework to promote Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production in all geographies around the world. The aim is that aviation fuel in 2030 is 5% less carbon intensive than fossil fuel used today by the industry. Acknowledging that certain States have the capacity to progress as a faster pace, and that others do not. Capacity building, a “Finvest Hub”, and voluntary technology transfer, are all among the measures put forward to ensure that all [...]

2023-11-27T19:12:27+02:00November 27th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|