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Mixed Signals For South Africa's Tourism Revival

May 6, 2016

Mixed Signals For South Africa's Tourism Revival

A weak local currency and a government U-turn on restrictive visa rules are helping South Africa's tourism sector to stage a strong recovery after a shaky 2015.


Greece May Extend Bid Deadline For New Crete Airport

May 6, 2016

Greece May Extend Bid Deadline For New Crete Airport

Greece is considering extending a deadline for bids to build and operate a new airport on the island of Crete, people close to the tender process said.


Bombardier's Delta Deal Spurs Airline Talks

May 6, 2016

Bombardier's Delta Deal Spurs Airline Talks

Boosted by a CSeries order from Delta Air Lines, Bombardier is reestablishing sales talks with several US and European carriers, and eyeing China, the world's fastest-growing aviation nation.


Air Passenger Traffic Growth Slowed In March

May 5, 2016

Air Passenger Traffic Growth Slowed In March

Global demand for air travel rose 5.3 percent in March - the slowest rate of growth since June 2015, according to IATA.


Cuba Scrambles To Keep Pace With US Tourist Boom

May 5, 2016

Cuba Scrambles To Keep Pace With US Tourist Boom

The number of US visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year as the island races to build hotels and expand Havana Airport to keep up with demand.



Europe To Assess Drone Strike Risk

May 5, 2016

Europe To Assess Drone Strike Risk

European aviation safety authorities have set up a task force to urgently assess the dangers of collisions between drones and aircraft after a rise in near-misses with passenger planes.


China To Invest USD$11.9 Bln In Aviation Infrastructure

May 5, 2016

China To Invest USD$11.9 Bln In Aviation Infrastructure

China will invest CNY77 billion yuan (USD$11.9 billion) this year in building aviation infrastructure, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the country's civil aviation regulator.


TripAdvisor's Revenue Falls 3 Percent

May 4, 2016

TripAdvisor's Revenue Falls 3 Percent

Travel review website operator TripAdvisor's quarterly revenue fell 3 percent as the company earned less from referring visitors to third-party websites.


March Air Freight Demand Falls - IATA

May 4, 2016

March Air Freight Demand Falls - IATA

Demand for global air freight fell 2 percent in March on subdued growth in world trade, IATA said in its monthly update.


Brussels Airport Eases Terminal Security Checks

May 4, 2016

Brussels Airport Eases Terminal Security Checks

Brussels Airport, where 16 people were killed in suicide attacks on March 22, appeared back to normal on Wednesday after strict security checks were eased following complaints about lengthy delays and missed flights.