AIR TRAFFIC. When the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May, the demand rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018 which was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.
VIDEO. Globalization is shifting economic power to different geographies, with emerging markets powering aviation growth. Airport traffic has doubled every 15 years since the 1970s, and accordingly to the newly released “20-Year Air Passenger Forecast” from International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of air travelers is expected to double again within the next 20 years. Continue reading
The air transport industry has promoted the idea of seamless travel for many years. IATA’s vision for its current Fast Travel program is that 80% of passengers be offered a complete suite of self-service options based on industry standards. What does this really mean for the passengers? Matthys Serfontein, Vice President, Airport Solutions, SITA, shares facts about Airport IT Trends and thoughts about what seamless travel will really mean for passengers. Continue reading