Analysis for Europe/MEA

Paris CDG jumps ahead of London Heathrow in the European traffic rankings; worryingly, many smaller regional airports are facing potential insolvency before the year end

29 October, 2020

In early Feb-2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic in its infancy CTC – Corporate Travel Community proclaimed that based on the continuation of recent annual growth rates that Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport would exceed traffic levels at London in 2020 to become Europe’s largest air gateway.

Emirates debuts integrated biometric path contactless experience at Dubai International and redesigned onboard experience as it prepares for expectant ‘robust’ recovery in demand

27 October, 2020

United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Emirates Airline says it is committed to “continuous innovation and an unmatched customer experience”. This has been seen previously in concepts such as the onboard showers for first class passengers on its Airbus 380 and continues today as it adapts to the current travel landscape. But, in the eyes of its president Sir Tim Clark, there is no such thing as the “new norm” and demand could return in “very robust manner”.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Airlink

27 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Airlink, a South African carrier which is seeing interline partnerships as a powerful tool to support its strong domestic and regional presence.

Charting the trends – the strongest global domestic markets have helped boost air travel; China, Russia and South Korea have all now returned to growth

26 October, 2020

With border restrictions and quarantines a key aspect of any government’s arsenal against COVID-19 spread international travel has continued to be weakened and as expected domestic travel is recovering before international. There are a number of success stories, but also just because a country has a strong domestic market does not mean it is guaranteed to see a similar scale of recovery. In the current challenging marketplace there are far too many variables.

The airport of the future will look different, but more importantly it will also be sustainable

22 October, 2020

An impending capacity crunch in airport and aerospace infrastructure from the rapid rise in global air transport may have been averted – or at least delayed a little to be more accurate – by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will make very little difference to the thought-process for the airport of the future.

Contracting COVID-19 onboard an airliner is as likely as ‘being struck by lightning’ as new studies reinforce the message that flying is safe with very low-risk of virus transmission

21 October, 2020

Whether you feel safe flying comes down to a personal viewpoint and for many travellers it comes down to more than just the flight, but the complete journey. However, more evidence is confirming that travelling on a commercial airliner is actually a lot safer than many other locations, including shops and offices, and other forms of public transport.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Pobeda

20 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Pobeda, one of the few major airlines in the world to record growth in passenger levels in 3Q2020.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

15 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some topical insights into the world's airlines, airports and country markets. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, the main international air gateway into Denmark.

Anxiety about travelling remains high as Europeans continue to navigate complicated restrictions and a persistent pandemic which shows little sign of diminishing

13 October, 2020

European travellers are eager to resume travel, but anxiety over a rising number of coronavirus cases and stringent travel restrictions may cause many to put their anticipated journeys on hold, according to a new study released by the European Travel Commission (ETC) in the framework of a project co-funded by the European Union.

DATA SPOTLIGHT: Red Wings

13 October, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Red Wings, which has ambitious plans to grow with a locally-made fleet of Russian airliners, including introducing up to 60 Sukhoi Superjets by 2024.

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