"These are good times for the global air transport industry".
"Safety performance is solid".
IATA Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Alexandre de Juniac, said demand for air travel remained strong ahead of the holiday travel season. "It's still, however, a tough business and we are being challenged on the cost front by rising fuel, labour and infrastructure expenses", he told a media briefing here yesterday. Capacity grew 6.2 per cent and load factor climbed 0.8 percentage points to 80.8 per cent, which was a record for the month.
Operationally, the industry is forecast to see 4.3 billion passengers worldwide in 2018, up 6% from 4.1 billion in 2017.
Strong demand, efficiency and reduced interest payments will help airlines improve net profitability in 2018 despite rising costs, de Juniac said.
Passenger numbers are expected to rise to 4.3 billion, up from 2017's 4.1 billion.
Airlines and cargo companies also see opportunities from commercial drones, Celine Hourcade, head of cargo transformation at IATA said. The association expects oil prices to average $60 for a barrel of Brent Crude - a rise of 10.7%t on this year, taking oil-related costs up from 18.8% to 20.5%.
The Middle Eastern carriers are poised to double profits to US$600 million next year due to a 7 per cent growth in demand and a scaling back of capacity injection.
"North American airlines have generated more than half of the industry's profits produced in the past three years, but rising cost pressures have slowed further improvements", the report said.
"On the other hand, the airline capacity growth in the other Asean markets is more aggressive, namely Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei".
De Juniac added that it was vital for governments to support the growing airline industry as it faces longer term challenges.
Total capacity climbed by six per cent in the global passenger market segment, while load factor increased one percentage point to 79.4 per cent y-o-y, it said.
"By bringing together people of different backgrounds and cultures to do business, to learn from one another and to solve problems, aviation provides enormous value beyond what can be calculated".
The supermoon is seen in the sky while a farmer walks with cows in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. In January 2018 there will be two supermoons, the first on January 1 and the second on January 31.
Officers initially had responded to a 911 call when two individuals stabbed each other at the lounge in Queens at around 4:30 a.m. Police are searching for the driver, who they say had his hair in a ponytail.
Conyers flew home to his district last week and checked into the hospital for what a family consultant said was stress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dug herself into a hole when she defended Conyers on Meet The Press .
He was mentioned the last two years as a candidate at LSU, where he spent seven seasons as the offensive coordinator (2000-06). Sumlin went 51-26 in six seasons with the Aggies. "Obviously, he feels like it's the right move for him".
Kimrey removed the girl's body from the place where she died and knew her death was not natural, according to arrest warrants. Woods lives with her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Anderson is listed as the defendant in a protective order petition issued on Monday the District Court of Cleveland County. "Mr. Anderson is the Sooners' leading rusher, averaging nearly 6.0 yards per carry with 960 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.
The Buckeyes won 27-21 in the Big Ten championship game, and they have a slightly-better resume then the Crimson Tide. But if the Buckeyes capture their 36th conference title, they might need help to reach college football's final four.
The No. 9 Nittany Lions will take on 11th-ranked Washington in Glendale, Arizona, near Phoenix on December 30 at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Penn State's 1982 national title was also preceded by a 26-10 win over USC in the Fiesta Bowl to close out the 1981 season.
The Hwasong-15 is believed to have reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile. With every missile launch or nuclear test, Kim has improved his country's capabilities, McMaster said.
That they didn't was a result of bad first 10 minutes, during which two defensive errors led to United goals. More: Watch De Gea's post-match interview with MUTV in the video player above.
Apple Pay Cash rolls out alongside peer-to-peer payments
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Microsoft and Qualcomm Unveil First ARM-Powered PCs
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Trump Urging Hatch to Run Again
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Facebook launches new messaging app made for kids
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