ATAC Meets With TRAN Committee

ATAC President, John Mckenna, will be meeting with the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN). On the agenda are Aviation Security issues. ATAC’s statement will focus primarily on Fatigue Risk Management, Safety Management Systems, Fitness to fly and TC level of service.

Read ATAC President statement to TRAN.

Passenger Demand Growth Hits Five-Year Peak in January

Air Passenger Market Analysis - January 2017

IATA- Released 7th March 2017

Key points from our report on air passenger markets in January:

  • Industry-wide passenger traffic grew by 9.6% year-on-year in Jan - its fastest pace in more than five years
  • The seasonally-adjusted (SA) trend accelerated coming into 2017, reflecting a combination of stimulus from lower airfares and stronger economic conditions, posing upside risks to our forecast for the year as a whole.
  • India and China continue to lead the way on the domestic front, alongside a tentative recovery in Brazil.
  • The industry-wide passenger load factor remains elevated close to its record SA high.

To read the full report click here

Another Strong Year for Air Travel Demand in 2016

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year). This strong performance was well ahead of the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Capacity rose 6.2% (unadjusted) compared to 2015, pushing the load factor up 0.1 percentage points to a record full-year average high of 80.5%.

A particularly strong performance was reported for December with an 8.8% rise in demand outstripping 6.6% capacity growth.

"Air travel was a good news story in 2016. Connectivity increased with the establishment of more than 700 new routes. And a $44 fall in average return fares helped to make air travel even more accessible. As a result, a record 3.7 billion passengers flew safely to their destination. Demand for air travel is still expanding. The challenge for governments is to work with the industry to meet that demand with infrastructure that can accommodate the growth, regulation that facilitates growth and taxes that don’t choke growth. If we can achieve that, there is plenty of potential for a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry to create more jobs and increase prosperity," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. 

Click here for full Air Passenger Market Analysis



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