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ICAO forecasts 2% growth in air travel, profits hold at $39B

Sergei Egorov
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released projections indicating that passenger air traffic in the first quarter of 2024 will surpass pre-pandemic levels by approximately 2 percent, marking a significant milestone in the aviation industry’s recovery. Airlines are anticipated to maintain the operational profitability observed in 2023. Forecasts suggest a 3......
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Etihad boosts India connectivity, 1.4M passengers in Jan ’24

Sergei Egorov
Etihad Airways, the flagship carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has disclosed its preliminary traffic figures for January 2024, showcasing a remarkable surge in passenger numbers. The airline recorded over 1.4 million travelers onboard during the month, marking a significant milestone in its operational history. Etihad’s proactive approach to meeting......
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Impressive 32% growth in GCC travelers to Barbados in 2023

Sergei Egorov
Dubai-based dnata has announced a strategic collaboration with Visit Barbados, with the goal of enticing more travelers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region to the Caribbean island. Official figures from the tourism authority of Barbados have revealed a substantial 32 percent increase in the number of travelers from the GCC region during 2023, compared to......
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Saudi Arabia’s premier travel expo kicks off in Jeddah

Sergei Egorov
The 12th edition of the highly anticipated Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) commenced yesterday in Jeddah, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). This three-day event, hosted at the Jeddah Superdome, has brought together more than 200 exhibitors from both local and international backgrounds. The impressive lineup includes participants......
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Heavy snowfall leads to mass cancellations at Frankfurt airport

Sergei Egorov
Germany’s primary air hub, Frankfurt Airport, faced significant disruptions on Wednesday as inclement weather conditions, including heavy snowfall and freezing rain, led to the cancellation of over half of its scheduled flights. A representative for Fraport Group, the airport’s managing entity, confirmed that close to 600 out of 1,047 planned flights were......