Air Transport in the United Kingdom

Airlines prepare to burn money in 2012

Global airlines will be ringing in more than the new year on January 1. They will also start ringing up hefty new carbon charges on every flight to and from Europe.

Saturday, 24 December, 2011, 12:00am

Holiday not so golden for airlines

Passenger traffic during the first four days of the 'golden week' National Day holiday rose less than 6 per cent over last year even with a 12 per cent rise in the number of flights, underscoring the slowdown in overall mainland air traffic growth.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Decline in passengers and cargo at airport

The passenger and cargo volumes handled at Hong Kong International Airport fell last month as visitors from overseas and foreign trade continued to dwindle.

The news came as the Airport Authority's chief said it had revised its traffic forecast for this year.

17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Airport sets passenger-flow record

The number of passengers using Hong Kong International Airport broke the monthly record in July with 3.448 million travellers, a 40 per cent increase from the same period a year ago.

16 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

China key to air cargo growth

The Boeing Commercial Airplane Group yesterday maintained a forecast of 6.4 per cent annual growth for the world air cargo industry to 2021 after adding the China domestic market into the equation.

19 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Doubts grow over business travel rebound, survey finds

A survey has found a more than threefold increase in those who believe business travel will never return to pre-September 11 levels.

The survey, by the International Air Transport Association (Iata), an organisation of the world's 280 largest airlines, found that a level of realism had settled on the expectations of regular business travellers.

20 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Survey reveals rise in passenger traffic

Chek Lap Kok is ranked among the world's busiest airports, bucking the regional trend for slower growth, according to Airports Council International.

The latest survey, based on passenger traffic for October last year, puts Hong Kong in the 21st position, up from 28th in September.

5 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Slow, steady growth seen for air cargo

Asian economic woes will hit growth in air cargo this year as the imbalance in trade and currency exchange rates increases, according to a study by consultancy firm Avitas.

In its Global Outlook for Air Transportation report, Avitas forecast 2 per cent growth in international cargo traffic and a 2.7 per cent increase in United States domestic cargo traffic.

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Cargo handling up 9.2pc worldwide

Worldwide air cargo traffic grew 9.2 per cent in August this year compared with the same month the previous year, according to the latest figures from an industry group.

Airports Council International, which represents more than 475 airports and airport authorities, said the biggest growth was at African destinations where air freight grew 14.2 per cent to 18,962 tonnes.

8 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Asia's air traffic flows to flourish

ASIA will be the fastest growing area for international air traffic during the next five years, industry forecasters say.

A new report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that from this year to 1999, four of the top 10 areas of highest passenger growth will be in Asia. Asia also will have the highest freight growth.

1 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

US sees passenger growth

THE United States yesterday reported a 9.8 per cent increase in air passenger traffic in 1992.

More than 87 million passengers flew between the US and other countries last year, the Transportation Department said.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Asia emerges as major market

WHILE most world economies are reeling from the effects of recession, Asia has emerged as a major air freight market.

Exceptionally strong economic growth and rapidly increasing industrial sophistication have created new market opportunities that have yet to be fully realised.

2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Traffic rises 6pc despite recession

DESPITE the global recession, total scheduled traffic of the world's airlines rose six per cent last year and international scheduled traffic was up 11 per cent, according to preliminary estimates by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

13 Feb 1993 - 12:00am