Did you know that demand for both passenger and freight traffic grew favorably compared to the year before? Passenger comfortably outdid the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5% by reaching 8.2% while freight demand more than doubled by reaching 13.7% growth.
Source: IATA Infographic
Mt Agung erupts again, forcing airport closure and flight cancellations
Mount Agung in Bali erupted and emitted smoke up to 23,000m above its peak yesterday, triggering events leading up to a slew of flight cancellations beginning last night.
|STRIKE – Public-sector workers have called their own day of strikes and demonstrations on May 22 to denounce salaries that are failing to keep up with inflation.|
|STRIKE – UPDATE- Frances air traffic controllers will strike on May 22. The strike is expected to cause disruption, but impact on flight schedules is not yet known.|
1). Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thur Apr 12, over serious security warnings.
2). Middle East Airlines, national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, will temporarily halt flights over Syria until Apr 13, as fears mount of a possible US strike.
Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours.
Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment.
Air France unions called for a new round of strikes on April 17, 18, 23 and 24 after management again refused to consider their requests for higher wages.