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IATA: Passenger Demand Stays Solid but the Trend has Slowed in May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.

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New non-stop flights start between Miami and Paris

Corsair, the long-haul French carrier, kicked off non-stop flights between Miami and Paris-Orly beginning June 2019. Miami is the first US destination where Corsair will begin operations, offering South Florida residents a competitive option when traveling to France for business or pleasure.

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Bangkok Airways flight bookings will not be available on July 13-14

Bangkok Airways announced that its Passenger Service System (PSS) including Reservations, Ticketing, Inventory, and Departure Control System, will be unavailable between 13 July 2019 at 7 p.m. – 14 July 2019 at 6 a.m. Bangkok Time (GMT+7) as the airline will migrate their Passenger Service System to the Amadeus Altéa Suite.

Ethiopian starts flights to Marseille

Ethiopian starts flights to Marseille

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa commenced thrice weekly flights to Marseille, France on 2 July 2019. Marseille, France’s second largest city, is the second destination in France and 20th destination in Europe.

TSA screening record numbers of travelers

TSA screening record numbers of travelers ahead of Fourth of July

If you’ve been flying during the past few weeks and it feels busier in the airport, you’re not imagining it. The upcoming July fourth holiday is expected to continue the trend with an estimated 12.1 million people traveling through checkpoints from July 3-7 with the peak travel day on Sunday, July 7.

Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport opens its Multi-Faith Prayer Room

Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport opens its Multi-Faith Prayer Room

In celebration of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, and in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports, the Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has officially inaugurated the first multi-faith prayer room at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

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JetBlue announces its Newest Caribbean Destination: Guadeloupe

JetBlue plans to expand its growing network in the Caribbean with new, nonstop seasonal winter service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP)  (a).

Alexander Herrmann creates meals for children aboard Lufthansa

Lufthansa creates new menus for children

The renowned 2-star chef Alexander Herrmann, who had already presented his creations to an international children's jury of 13 in March, has created children's menus for Lufthansa's young guests. Rice pudding mouse, dragon feet and hen house - these and other imaginative dishes will be on offer to young passengers from 1 July on board of all Lufthansa long-haul flights as well as long European flights from Germany.

New IATA Statement on Boeing 737 MAX

New IATA Statement on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement came at the conclusion of the second Boeing 737 MAX Summit organized by IATA.

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Best and Worst Airlines for Flying With Pets in the U.S

A new study ranked best and worst pet friendly airlines in the United States. Based on current available U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) data regarding pet incidents from 2017–2018, the study also revealed some pet-transport declines involving United Airlines.

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