Global air demand grew 3.8 percent year over year for September, according to the International Air Transport Association, outpacing global capacity, which rose 3.3 percent year over year. Load factor climbed 0.4 percentage point to 81.9 percent, which was a record for the month. Even so, IATA executives said September fell short of the industry's long-run average growth rate of 5.5 percent.Read More
If you use your state-issued driver’s license to pass through airport security, you have 11 months to confirm or secure that you have one with the REAL ID gold star in a circle designation that will be required as of Oct. 1, 2020. Air travelers also will be able to use passports as identification for TSA. However, as many rely on state-issued licenses, the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration are making a push to ensure that all travelers have acceptable identification so as not to be denied access to a flight next year.Read More
Global air passenger demand rose 3.6 percent year over year in July, according to the International Air Transport Association. In recent months, air traffic has been growing at a slower pace, and that continued in July, IATA noted. Capacity climbed 3.2 percent year over year, making July the third consecutive month in which capacity has grown slower than demand.
American Airlines is integrating several corporate sales functions across its transatlantic alliance partners. That includes expanding corporate recognition benefits and adding joint business sales support. Corporate travelers on British Airways, Finnair and Iberia now have recognition benefits, including preferred seating and re-accommodation priority during irregular operations.Read More