Posts Tagged ‘ IATA ’

Travelling with large passengers

Nov 25th, 2018 | By

The time has come when a sensible debate needs to be had about airline seat sizes.



Why airline times will get longer

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.



The future of flying

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

Vero Solutions say that new technologies and developments are being planned across all areas of the airport experience to ensure your trip starts off as smooth and stress-free as possible.



Restrictions on “smart” luggage

Jan 8th, 2018 | By

Monday January 15th is a red-letter day for international travellers and it is now just one week away.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Saturday snippets: September 30th 2017

Sep 30th, 2017 | By
Great Barrier Reef

As destinations attract more people, can the infrastructure cope and a major discovery in the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian state of Queensland should encourage more tourists to the area.



Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: April 29th 2017

Apr 29th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

A museum of ice-cream, another about Dr Seuss, Bexit, being a gin ambassador and new flights to Russia attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Aircraft carbon emissions

Oct 10th, 2016 | By
airline ticket

Last week the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that 191 states across the world have agreed to introduce measures to “support airlines’ efforts to stabilize emissions with carbon neutral growth.”



Saturday snippets: 10th September 2016

Sep 10th, 2016 | By
entry to the walk

Brexit, balloons, trails for the disabled and the end of wi-fi are some of what attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 2nd of July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By
Brindley Place, Birmingham

Yes, the rumbles from Brexit continue but Adrian also covers the largest rodeo in the world, Otto the octopus and the non-decision about airport expansion.



Air fares drop

Dec 11th, 2015 | By

According to IATA, airfares declined by 5% in the first eight months of the year? Why? Declining oil prices. At last, good news for airline passengers.



Uzbekistan Airways and weight charges

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

A couple of years ago Just about Travel wrote that Samoa Air was weighing passengers and then charging based on that weight. Now Uzbekistan Airways is to start weighing its passengers with their hand luggage at check-in. Or is it?



Carry-on baggage turnaround

Jun 22nd, 2015 | By

Only a week or so ago, Just about Travel covered the new size carry-on baggage recommendation sizes from IATA. A week later it was scrapped.



One size fits all

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

Tom Windmuller managed to get himself headlines around the world by announcing that IATA was recommending a smaller size of cabin luggage so that more would fit into airline overhead lockers.



Airline tickets price drop?

Nov 19th, 2014 | By

The airlines were fast enough to raise fuel surcharges when they were hit by rising costs; they are showing themselves reluctant to drop them now prices for aviation fuel are dropping.



Saturday snippets: 7th June 2014

Jun 7th, 2014 | By

Adrian reports on twelve stories which you might have missed including Sellafield supporting its local museum and stopping it from closure and how US elected representatives are directly involved in tourism.



Yet another airline price rise?

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

On Wednesday, the European Court of Justice decided that all airlines flying in and out of the EU would have to pay for carbon emissions from January 1st next year. Make a wild guess who’ll end up paying?



Crying Wolf?

Jun 6th, 2011 | By

IATA, the international body that airlines belong to has decided that their members are having a hard time of it this year so has cut in half the amount of profits that airlines will make this year to $4 billion. Bad weather, fuel prices, the unrest in the Middle East, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are all blamed. But is this a case of IATA shouting wolf? And should we care?



Airline Passengers at the Centre of Thinking

Jun 12th, 2010 | By

Last Wednesday saw the opening of a new terminal at Bournemouth Airport. It cost £45 million and was planned when airport growth was expected to grow to 3 million passengers by 2015. The recession has put paid to such growth, or at least, so far. Many passengers have already passed through the hall since it has been open since March. It’s just the official opening was two months later! Now the owners, Manchester Airport Group (owners of Manchester, East Midlands and Humberside as well) are turning their attention to arrivals hall which has seen better days. That will be refurbished by summer 2011.
This opening has coincided with a speech on the state of the air transport industry by the director-general, Giovanni Bisignani, of IATA (International Air Transport Association) the airline membership body. Yes, I could tell you how the industry is back to about 80% of its pre recession levels and that the volcanic eruption has cost airlines $1.8 billion but that even after all this they estimate that airlines will make about $1.9 billion profit this year.
No let’s discuss passengers because we sometimes get overlooked in the push for profits and making life easier for airlines.