July Passenger Demand Shows Resilience

Air Passenger Market Analysis - July 2016

Key points from our full report on air passenger markets in July:

  • Industry-wide passenger traffic increased by 5.9% year-on-year in July (the first month of the summer peak).
  • Market developments reflect a range of influences, with a subdued economic backdrop but lower fares.
  • European carriers' international traffic trend has eased, but domestic India remains in a league of its own.
  • The seasonally-adjusted passenger load factor has remained in a narrow band at a historically-high level.


Released 7th September 2016

Demand for Air Cargo Strengthens in July

IATA Air Freight Market Analysis - July 2016

Key points of the July 2016 Market Analysis:

  • Global air freight tonne kilometres rose by 5.0% year-on-year in July 2016 - the fastest pace since early 2015.
  • Conditions have improved since earlier in the year, but there remain some reasons to be cautious.
  • European airlines posted the fastest growth for only the 4th month in a decade, but Africa and L.America struggled.
  • Capacity growth has continued to outpace that of demand, keeping revenues and yields under downward pressure.

Full Report

Document Released 6th September 2016

Calgary Flying Club sees value in new China deal

Calgary Flying Club CEO Duane Hicks is now training Chinese students as part of a 5-year deal for more commercial pilots.

Calgary Flying Club CEO Duane Hicks is now training Chinese students as part of a 5-year deal for more commercial pilots. (Dave Gilson/CBC)

The Calgary Flying Club is training its first class of aviation students from China after a five-year deal was struck to generate more commercial pilots as demand heats up in that country's aviation sector.

"They'll leave here with a full commercial licence with a multi-engine rating and an instrument flight rating also," said the club's CEO Duane Hicks.

"The government of China has asked us for five years to train as many pilots as we can."

The club started training 16 students from China this spring.

The Air Transport Association of Canada represents the country's commercial air transport industry, including flight schools.

President John McKenna says his group has travelled to China on several occasions to pitch Canada's aviation training capacity and expertise.

He says 45 per cent of the commercial licences issued in Canada over the past year were earned by foreign pilots.


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