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The European Cockpit Association (ECA) continues its tussle with Ryanair

New year, same threats to Ryanair pilots 2018 was a pivotal year for Ryanair and its pilots and cabin crew, engaging in the previously unchartered...

November Rain in European airports: continued growth in passenger traffic, but freight falls, risks keep rising

European airport trade association ACI EUROPE today releases its traffic report for November 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by...

Hundreds of flights across Italy to be impacted by national Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike tomorrow  

The first strike of the year follows 30 ATC strike days in 2018, with millions of travellers affected -  The strike will take place between...

IATA:Solid but moderating passenger demand in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%...

Air freight demand flat in November, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), was flat...

Hundreds of TSA screeners at major airports without pay, calling out sick

At New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, as many as 170 TSA employees have called out each day this week. "This problem of call...

ICAO: Solid passenger traffic growth and moderate air cargo demand in 2018

Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on...

European Commission’s contingency measures for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit will halt air connectivity growth

As part of its Brexit contingency planning for a no-deal scenario, the European Commission yesterday tabled a series of legislative proposals aimed at mitigating...

Airports disagree with airlines on airport charges

"Time for airlines to come to terms with the ‘user pays’ principle and end their double-speak on capacity" The European Commission’s stakeholder conference on sustainable...

European Commission adopts a new rulebook for sailplanes (gliders)

Today the European Commission adopted the new rules for the operation of sailplanes - developed together with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)...

October saw bounce in air traffic growth across Europe

European airport trade association ACI EUROPE today releases its traffic report for October 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by...

IATA: Air freight marks modest growth in October, up 3.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 3.1%...

IATA: Passenger demand rebounds in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose...

ERA calls for immediate air transport agreement to keep skies open

ERA (European Regions Airlines Association) has sent a letter to the European Commission urging it to take necessary measures in advance of the UK...

2018: Worst year in Europe for air traffic delays and flight cancellations in nearly a decade

Urgent need for Member States to remove political bottlenecks and enable a “seamless European sky” Opportunity for EU Transport Ministers to take decisive...

Airlines for America applauds new air service agreement reached between U.S. and UK governments

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the new Open Skies air service agreement reached between the governments...

NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet

On 26 November, NASA's InSight lander, the abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport successfully touched down on the Red...

Antitrust: European Commission opens investigation into airline ticket distribution services Amadeus and Sabre

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether agreements between booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre on the one hand, and...

Air passenger traffic grew by +5% in Europe in September, as well as during Q3 2018

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE today releases its air traffic report for September and Q3. The report is the only air transport report...

Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Alverca Airport, Portugal and performing a first flight - after six weeks of maintenance...