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Ryanair boosts capacity on select routes ahead of Euro 2024
May15

Ryanair boosts capacity on select routes ahead of Euro 2024

Ryanair has added over 11,000 extra seats from the UK ahead of Euro 2024 taking place in Germany this June. High passenger traffic levels for the international footballing event is causing Ryanair to add extra capacity on some of its existing key routes, including London Stansted and Manchester. The Irish low cost carrier (LCC) is also launching new routes for the event from Edinburgh, Bristol, and Glasgow on a temporary basis.  Head...

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Aurigny to add two ATR 72-600s to its fleet to improve punctuality
May12

Aurigny to add two ATR 72-600s to its fleet to improve punctuality

 Aurigny will lease two new aircraft from July in an effort to improve the reliability of its services, which has dropped below the UK average in recent months, according to the company’s CEO. The Guernsey-based airline hopes adding two aircraft to its fleet of ATR 72-600s will reduce cancellations and delays. Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Aurigny, said the airline’s punctuality rate was normally “well above” the...

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March 2024 passenger demand up 13.8% compared to last year
May07

March 2024 passenger demand up 13.8% compared to last year

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for March 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights. The news comes after IATA recorded 2023 to be a ‘record breaking year of safety for global air transport’. Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 13.8% compared to March 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK), was up 12.3%...

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IATA record-breaking year of safety for global air transport
May03

IATA record-breaking year of safety for global air transport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports 2023 to be one of the safest years for airline operations, with several parameters showing their best ever safety results. IATA confirms that there were no hull loses of fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023, although there was a single fatal accident in January 2023 when a Yeti Airlines ATR-72 turboprop crashed shortly after departure from Pokhara Airport...

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Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise
Feb28

Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise

Incidences of GPS jamming and spoofing appear to be on the rise and continue to threaten the safety of global air operations, a regulator/industry workshop has concluded. According to the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) there has been an increase in reports from airlines and other civilian pilots that they have been receiving incorrect data corrupting or crashing their navigation systems. Aside from the jamming of...

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