Travel Industry Wire
April, 9 2019
Global Airline Passenger Demand Moderates in February
Global Airline Passenger Demand Moderates in February
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends. Read More
Global Air Freight Trends
Global Air Freight Demand Continues Downward Trajectory in February 2019
Global Air Freight Demand Continues Downward Trajectory in February 2019
measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the fourth consecutive month of negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years. Read more
Blockchain Technology
ARC Invests in Travel Industry Blockchain Developer Blockskye
ARC first announced a partnership with Blockskye in January upon the successful completion of a joint proof of concept to determine the viability of using blockchain technology, with the ARC settlement system, to facilitate the reporting and settlement of United Airlines tickets. Read more
Technology News
Announcement of the Finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), with the support of PromPeru have announced the finalists of the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, which recognize disruptive, inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to innovation in gastronomy tourism. Read more
Aeromexico Performance
Aeromexico Reports March 2019 Traffic Results
Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 776 thousand passengers in March; a 1.3% year-on-year decrease. International passenger numbers decreased by 3.3%, while domestic passenger numbers decreased by 0.2%. Read more
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Performance
GOL Reports Preliminary Traffic Figures for March 2019
GOL's domestic supply (ASK) increased by 1.8% and demand (RPK) increased by 3.2%. GOL's domestic load factor was 79.8%, a 1.1 p.p. increase in comparison to March 2018. The volume of departures decreased by 1.5% and seats increased by 2.9% over March 2018. Read more
ASUR Performance
ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for March 2019
On a YoY basis, passenger traffic increased 3.2% in Mexico, 16.4% in Puerto Rico and 15.4% in Colombia Read more
Association News
U.S. Travel Welcomes Appointment of McAleenan at DHS
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced appointment of Kevin K. McAleenan as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: Read more
Building Cities For Citizens And Visitors
UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda
The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private sector, to design a shared leadership aimed at ensuring that tourism helps creating cities for all. Read more
Google Travel
Google is at a Crossroads with Its Ambitions in Travel - PhocusWire
Google is at a Crossroads with Its Ambitions in Travel
Google - love it or hate it - plays an important part in almost every part of the travel ecosystem. Read more

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In Brief...

JetBlue Board Appointments
JetBlue Announces General Stanley McChrystal to Leave Board of Directors

ACI World/Latin America-Caribbean Annual Assembly
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 to Host ACI World/Latin America-Caribbean Annual Assembly in 2020

Carbon Standard For Airport Operators
Global Carbon Standard for Airport Operators Marks 10 Years

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