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Airbus forecast global air travel growth

Airbus forecast global air travel growth

The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, according to Airbus’ brand new Global Market Forecast.

Domestic air travel could shrink because of 'flight shaming': Lufthansa Munich CEO

Domestic air travel could shrink because of 'flight shaming': Lufthansa Munich CEO

The domestic air travel market in Germany will face growth challenges due to ‘flight shaming’, according to Lufthansa’s Hub Munich CEO, Wilken Bormann.

Aviation set to benefit from global research to make air travel 'cleanest, less-polluting', says al-Baker

Aviation set to benefit from global research to make air travel 'cleanest, less-polluting', says al-Baker

The global aviation industry may benefit from research by engine manufacturers that aims to make air travel one of the “cleanest and less-polluting” mode of transportation, says Qatar Airways group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker.

'One ID' initiative for air travel closer to reality

'One ID' initiative for air travel closer to reality

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the ‘One ID’ initiative, which uses a single biometric identifier ...

Air travel has a communication problem

Air travel has a communication problem

“Your red-eye flight tonight is delayed due to operational reasons, but once refuelling commences, we’ll be able to secure our slot, receive clearance, push back and depart soon after.”

Bengaluru airport readies new terminal as Indian air travel explodes

Bengaluru airport readies new terminal as Indian air travel explodes

Bengaluru's international airport is expecting passenger traffic to surge nearly 70 percent in an expansion over the next two years as multinational companies pour money into the city known as the Silicon Valley of India.

Qatar Airways investment to boost JetSuite expansion

Qatar Airways investment to boost JetSuite expansion

The JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet is one of six state-of-the-art aircraft displayed this week by Qatar Airways at the Farnborough Airshow.

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother, flying first to the Western Australian city of Perth on budget airline Jetstar and then on to Bali, according to commercial broadcaster Channel Nine.

Sweden introduces eco-friendly aviation tax

Sweden introduces eco-friendly aviation tax

Sweden introduced a new aviation tax on Sunday that will add an extra charge to all passenger flights from the country in a bid to lessen air travel's impact on the climate.

Self-piloted 'air taxi' takes to sky in New Zealand

Self-piloted 'air taxi' takes to sky in New Zealand

The company Kitty Hawk, which operates as Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand, showed off the self-piloted electric aircraft, which looks like a cross between an aeroplane and a drone.

Asia faces air travel infrastructure 'crisis': IATA

Asia faces air travel infrastructure 'crisis': IATA

The Asia-Pacific region must urgently step up investment in infrastructure to meet rapidly increasing demand for air travel, the global airline industry's trade body said Wednesday.

Laptop ban, protectionism hang over air travel industry

Laptop ban, protectionism hang over air travel industry

Air travel is heading for a bumper year, but global airline leaders meeting in Mexico are concerned about the impact of an escalating row over laptop bans and rising protectionism.