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.
When the pandemic halted travel worldwide, corporate travelers had to pivot quickly from in-person meetings and events to virtual ones. Now with vaccination rates increasing, the reactivation of business travel is slowly beginning to resume. In this article, INFORM´s Inside Sales Manager Mojca Ferlic shares her latest experience on a business trip to Denmark.
What were some of the most relevant aviation news in September? This month we heard that 60 prominent companies in the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition announced a major milestone in the mission to achieve net-zero emission by 2050. Also good news came from the air cargo sector, since airfreight demand is set to significantly increase as we approach the end of the year. However, new capacity challenges urge immediate action. For more, check out our monthly wrap-up.
Queues at airports, congested taxiways, and bursting airspaces – this was the reality before the Coronavirus outbreak. With the pandemic, carriers experienced a significant reduction in their flights and thus an apparent improvement in their on-time performance. However, as increasing vaccinations generate greater confidence to travel again, 2022 is expected to be a crucial year for aviation to rebound. How may higher traffic and increased journey times due to COVID-19 measures affect airline punctuality?
The pandemic unleashed an important transformation in the airfreight industry. Major changes have taken place, ranging from the use of the so-called preighters to add capacity, to adopting a renewed focus on on-time performance. Now that air cargo recovery seems closer than ever, airlines see the sector as a key business opportunity. But how bright does air cargo’s future look and what conditions will sustain its growth? Find out in this interview with Swen Franken, Head of Air Cargo and Line Maintenance at INFORM´s Aviation.
Despite the great challenges linked to the recovery of the industry, stakeholders remain firm in their quest for more sustainable aviation. With ambitious decarbonization goals set for the next years, there is a great emphasis on harnessing technology to improve operations and infrastructure usage. What opportunities can artificial intelligence bring to promote greener practices?