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2014

  • James Hogan: new era for Etihad in 2014 - Excerpts from interview on Arabianbusiness.com  Etihad Airways has celebrated its tenth anniversary. In just a decade, we have created from nothing a dynamic national carrier for a dynamic young nation, a world-class airline with a global presence and a company which con... more

  • New Year’s Day 2014 marks 100 Years of Commercial Aviation - Celebration of first paying passenger flight launches year of reflection on contribution of aviation to modern life It is exactly 100 years since the birth of commercial aviation. IATA invites everyone with an interest in aviation to join a year-long celebration of the 100t... more

2013

  • Alitalia Said to Gain Etihad Capital Backing - Alitalia SpA is close to getting a capital injection of about 300 million euros from Etihad Airways, three people familiar with the plan said. Talks are at an advanced stage over a deal that would make Abu Dhabi-based Etihad the No. 1 investor in Alitalia, according to the pe... more

  • Malpensa: Smart City of Cargo - Today the Region of Lombardia together with SEA, and ANAMA and Assohandler (the 2 main aircargo associations), signed a partnership for a “Cargo Community”. The main purpose is to create an innovative general solution to facilitate easy handling of air cargo. Not the lea... more

  • IATA sees slower international freight growth - Geneva – the IATA Industry Forecast 2013-2017 shows international freight volumes  to grow 17% over the next five years. This outlook incorporates a conservative estimate of the recovery in global economic activity and world trade volumes. "Air cargo is a key enabler for... more

  • Air traffic expected to grow strongly - Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its Airline Industry Forecast 2013-2017. Airlines expect to see a 31% increase in passenger numbers between 2012 and 2017. By then passenger numbers are expected to rise to 3.9 billion—an increase of 930 mil... more

  • Fedex urges WTO - FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith joined with the International Chamber of Commerce and business leaders of multinational companies from 30 countries to strongly urge the World Trade Organization to finalize the trade facilitation agreement at the ministerial meeting in Bali this w... more

  • Malpensa airport restyling for EXPO 2015 - Milan Malpensa Airport invests in technology, and brings in new flights. It undergoes a complete makeover in anticipation of the EXPO. The airport will be an elegant, bright and airy state-of-the-art steel and glass facility. An aerodynamic design, with marble floors... more

  • Kuehne + Nagel opens new logistics center - One of the world’s leading global logistics providers K&N, hosted a grand opening ceremony yesterday for its new logistics center in Atlanta.  Numerous customers and carrier partners were in attendance for the celebration at its new location. The event included guide... more

  • Malpensa traffic growing again: 1,5 million passengers in October - Following the recovery in cargo, also passenger traffic is back to growth.  This is a good omen for the entire Italian air transport system that was on negative trend since January 2012. In October passenger traffic increased to 1,503,311 passengers. This occurred mainl... more