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  • Passenger Traffic Growth Stays Strong - Geneva - IATA announced global passenger traffic results for June showing a modest deceleration in demand growth compared to the prior month. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.7% over the year-ago period, which was below the 6.2% year-on-year increase recorded i... more

  • Alitalia still losing money - (but expect improvements in 2014) President of carrier says new financial plan means 2016 profits (ANSA) - Rome, July 3 - Air carrier Alitalia is still losing money but expects to turn things around next year, the company's president said Wednesday. Alitalia "will lose money... more

  • Shopping in Milan - For a shopping masterclass hit Italy's most fashionable streets By Tristan Rutherford and Kathryn Tomasetti Along with design and finance, fashion is the city's biggest draw. Its influence spreads to the worlds of publishing, dining, partying and commerce, so you'll be hard ... more

  • Aviation Leaders Assemble in Doha - Doha - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend its 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Doha, Qatar from 1-3 June 2014. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event will take place under ... more

  • Cargo Growth Trend Pauses - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9% compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4%. While this marks a significant improvement in volumes compared to March 2013, much of the growth took place in the ... more

  • Stronger rules on unruly customers - Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to ratify important changes to the Tokyo Convention 1963 which were agreed at a diplomatic conference in Montreal last week. The Tokyo Convention provides the legal framework for dealing wit... more

  • Strong start air travel 2014 - • 8.0% rise in January, up on December growth of 6.8%• Reflecting strength of emerging markets and improvements in advanced economies• European and Asian carriers up 6.4% and 8.0% • European airlines see continued improvement in the region’s economic performance• Domesti... more

  • Airlines Financial Monitor fairly positive - Airline shares gained 6% in January compared to December, outperforming the broader market which fell 4%, buoyed by solid financial performance and lower fuel prices. Q4 financial results show improvement in profits, driven by performance of US airlines. Jet fuel prices... more

  • Moderate growth for Air Cargo in 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing a 1.4% expansion of global freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in 2013 when compared to 2012. Cargo markets made very slow progress during the first half of the year. Acceleration in the trend took root i... more

  • Yields fall across European property markets - Falling yields across all property sectors and a further increase in rental values provides evidence of momentum in European commercial real estate markets, according to the latest research from CBRE. CBRE’s Q4 2013 survey shows strengthening investment markets across the reg... more