The aviation industry’s recovery is clearly underway but challenges remain. Passenger demand continues to increase, but capacity issues persist due to staff shortages and changing Covid regulatory procedures. For cargo, which had been one of the bright spots during the pandemic, ground handling bottlenecks are driving higher air cargo rates. The promise of sustainable aircraft fuels (SAFs) is still high in the minds of airline and airport executives, but these fuels are not yet widely available. Add to these challenges, increasing cyber threats targeting airports and airlines and it is evident that the industry is still in the midst of a difficult period. Read this and more news here.
As the aviation industry continues its advancement to recovery, there remain key challenges. Labor shortages, coupled with intense traffic peaks, are leaving airlines grappling with operations. While seeking solutions to their challenges, airlines, airports and ground handlers are also making sustainability a top priority. Read more news highlights in our monthly wrap-up.
Typically, airliners have to run their jet engines in order to move along the runway. This however increases fuel consumption and thus carbon emissions. With this in mind, airports have been accelerating measures to reshape their aircraft towing process. One of the initiatives gaining track is the inclusion of new technologies such as semi-robotic vehicles. Read in our blog post what advanced technologies is the industry using to facilitate a more sustainable aircraft towing:
Deploying new strategies to support continued recovery – The aviation industry continues its proactive stance, taking various measures to further drive the recovery, boost travel and achieve sustainability goals. From introducing new rules for reducing flights´ CO2 emissions to deploying new solutions to increase business and consumer travel, there is a strong initiative to succeed underway. Read more in our monthly wrap-up.
Over the past month, there have been continued signs of progress and an ongoing commitment to top aviation industry priorities. Chief among them are digitalization, on-time performance, and increased sustainability measures. Read more in our monthly wrap-up.
We can notice that many things have changed in the aviation industry if we look to where it was a year ago. Air cargo, for example, continues benefítting from increasing demand which has attracted new players to enter the market. Recreational and business travel are slowly returning, whereas airlines try to accommodate more price-conscious business travelers. For each of these sectors, there remain challenges to overcome.
For the aviation industry, 2021 ended with the airlines still focused on performance, slot relief and reducing carbon emissions. While some airlines fared better than others in these areas, given the pandemic’s continued impacts, most can be pleased with their performance. Read more in our December news wrap-up.
November has come to an end so it´s time to share with you a summary of the latest news in the aviation industry. Some of the highlights include the elaboration of the first air cargo sustainability roadmap by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to support the industry through a period of transformation. On the passenger transport side, a survey conducted by IATA indicated that an increasing number of travelers are willing to share their biometric data to improve airport processes and eliminate queuing. Read this and more news here.
The aviation industry is undergoing its recovery, slow but steady. Certain sectors are dominating and particularly in certain regions. By and large, capacity is increasing, and we are also observing the heightened influence of technology, both in building passenger confidence in safe air travel, as well as in driving more sustainable travel. Read this and more news in our monthly wrap-up.
While sustainability has become a major focus for airlines, the emphasis has largely been on areas such as fuel alternatives. In-flight services have not been that much of a focal point. That is now beginning to change. Not only are airlines recognizing the opportunities to develop more eco-friendly in-flight services, but they are also seeing the potential savings to be gained. Read here some of the initiatives that carriers are already taking.