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IATA urges reform of UK aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association has warned that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness. By contrast, employment could rise by 200,000 if the UK invests in a cost-effective runway expansion, abolishes or reduces Air Passenger Duty and improves visa processes. A […]

Rising fuel prices slow airline passenger growth in September

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose 5.5 per cent compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4 per cent growth recorded in August year-over-year. Capacity climbed 5.8 per cent and load […]

Knock Down Barriers Limiting Aviation’s Benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for European transport leaders to eliminate the barriers which limit the contribution of the aviation industry to Europe’s competitiveness. “Two centuries ago, the Congress of Vienna agreed the borders of a new Europe. Today I call on Europe’s leaders, meeting in Vienna, to knock down barriers that limit […]

Aviation Marks Ten Years of Emissions Strategy, Reaffirms Carbon Commitments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions. “Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth and to work […]

SriLankan Airlines further enhances service excellence for passengers of all airlines at BIA

SriLankan Airlines further enhanced its customer service capabilities with more specialized training for its airport service staff at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to serve passengers of all airlines even better. SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com) is the sole airport ground handler for all airlines that operate to BIA in Colombo, where it annually handles nearly 9 million […]