IATA: Air cargo tracks near pre-COVID levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for July 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand continued to track at near pre-pandemic levels in July (-3.5%), but below July 2021 performance (-9.7%). Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), fell 9.7% compared to July 2021 (-10.2% for international…

UK MP urges new PM to support aviation recovery

A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians has called on new prime minister Liz Truss’s administration to back UK aviation, travel and tourism as it continues to recover from the impacts of Covid-19. A letter, organised by Henry Smith MP as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of…

Intelsat and OneWeb sign new global distribution partnership

OneWeb and Intelsat have signed a global distribution partnership agreement to offer airlines a seamless inflight connectivity (IFC) solution. The partnership enables Intelsat to distribute OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services to airlines worldwide, coupled with Intelsat’s IFC experience and existing geo-stationary (GEO) satellite service. The result is a…

airBaltic partners with DRCT to rollout NDC distribution offers

airBaltic is joining forces with travel tech partner DRCT to roll out New Distribution Capability (NDC) offerings to local and international markets. Travel sellers will now be able to book airBaltic NDC fares and personalised content through DRCT’s AI-powered products: DRCT Extension, DRCT Search and DRCT API. This strategic partnership…

Agility completes £763 million acquisition of Menzies Aviation

Agility, a supply chain services, infrastructure and innovation company, has finalized its acquisition of UK-based John Menzies and will combine the business with its National Aviation Services (NAS) business to create a new aviation services provider in 58 countries. Once integrated, the combined company will operate as Menzies Aviation and…

London City passenger numbers increase

London City served 640,000 passengers across June and July and remains on course to reach the 3 million mark by the end of the year. August is also set to be busy, with over 300,000 passengers expected to travel as the airport closes in on one million passengers for the…

Flybe announces partnership with TrustFlight

Flybe has announced a partnership with TrustFlight and its suite of digital tools, including Tech Log, AMOS and Centrik, designed to enhance the airline’s safety, regulatory compliance, and continuing airworthiness. The combination of TrustFlight’s industry expertise and cutting-edge digital technology will help Flybe to deliver an efficient, cost-effective, competitive service…

Rolls-Royce reports half year results

Rolls-Royce has reported underlying revenues up 4% to £5.31bn, which were boosted by a market recovery in its power systems business and an improvement in civil aerospace. The company said that it had cut its cash burn by £1.1bn to £68mn compared to the prior-year period but despite this, the…

IATA: June air cargo “stable and resilient”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing healthy and stable performance. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was 6.4% below June 2021 levels (-6.6% for international operations). This was an improvement on the year-on-year decline of 8.3% seen in May. Global demand…

Iberia Maintenance returns 38 aircraft into operation

With the lifting of travel restrictions and then flight bookings peak, Iberia Maintenance has supported its customers to increase the number of operating aircraft in their fleets and has returned into operation 38 A32X aircraft from its customer base during the last 10 months. Apart from the Return to Operation…

Air Europa selects AerFin’s Component Support Program

Spanish carrier Air Europa has appointed AerFin to support its fleet of seven E190 E-Jet aircraft with a fully bespoke component support program. The BeyondPool support program will provide a dedicated cost-effective solution for managing the phase-out of the airline’s E190 fleet of aircraft in 2023. The flexible support program…