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December 2, 2021

Air Cargo Demand Up 9.4% in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released October 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued to be well above pre-crisis levels and that the capacity constraints have eased slightly.   

As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to October 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern.

Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 9.4% compared to October 2019 (10.4% for international operations).Capacity constraints have eased slightly but remain 7.2% below pre-COVID-19 levels [...]
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December 2, 2021

Emirates restores services to Nigeria

Emirates will resume its passenger operations between Dubai and Nigeria from 5 December 2021, offering customers enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.

The world’s largest international airline will operate to and from its Nigerian gateways with daily flights, providing travellers from Nigeria convenient access to Dubai, which remains a highly popular holiday and business destination. It’ll also enable travellers to safely connect via Dubai to the Emirates network of over 120 global destinations.

Emirates will operate in Abuja with EK 785 and 786. EK 785 will depart Dubai at 1100hrs, arriving in Abuja at 1540hrs. The return flight, EK 786 will take off from [...]

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December 1, 2021

Emirates announces flypast over Sevens Stadium on 3 December

Emirates will be performing a low-level flypast over the Sevens Stadium on 3 December between 1540-1545hrs DXB time with its special 50th-anniversary livery. The flypast is being conducted to celebrate the UAE’s 50th Jubilee during the Emirates Dubai 7s.

Media and the general public will be able to take photos and videos of the flypast during that time along the aircraft’s flight path, but are also reminded to comply with GCAA safety guidelines to ensure no disruption to the aerial display. 

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December 1, 2021

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos, and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. The order confirms the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 30th September 2021. In addition, the airline will pursue its plans to lease A350s to complement its fleet modernization.

“Today the strategic partnership with Airbus takes an important step forward with the finalization of the order we announced last September. In addition to this agreement, possibilities for further collaboration have emerged, in particular regarding [...]

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