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Day: 9 August 2016

#Airlines#Aviation Matters

IATA Profits Report Proves Premium Passengers Still Rule

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its July report of the Airlines Financial Monitor, showing Premium services are still an important buffer for airlines against economic downturns. “The premium segment continues to offer an important buffer for overall […]

#Airports

Salmon and Tourism: Oslo Airport’s Management Company Intensifies Focus on Asia

Avinor, which manages 46 airports in Norway, has announced that it will scale up efforts to better connect Oslo and Norway with the Asian continent.

Oslo Airport is an important communications hub in Norway with approximately 24 million travellers and more than 235,000 aircraft movements per year.

Avinor has appointed Mr. Ulv Elbirk in a consultant role as the new Director Asia Route Development to help grow those numbers, benefitting from Asian tourism and business demand.

#Airports

Despite Signs of Slow-Down, Some European Airports Outperform Peers and Iceland is Hot-Hot

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE has released its airport traffic report for June, Q2 and for the first half of 2016 (H1), showing traffic in the EU during H1 grew by 6.2%.
However, some European airports at popular destinations performed better than their peers, and Iceland’s Keflavik airport proved that all those stopover campaigns by Icelandair and WOW air are paying off.

Dynamics varied between EU countries. The core markets of France, Germany and Italy underperformed the EU average, but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Spain all achieved double digit growth.
The pace of growth diminished between the first and the second quarter from +8.2% to +4.8%. This slowdown affected almost all EU markets and was especially marked in Belgium in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks.

#Aircraft Interiors#Airline Passenger Experience#Aviation Matters

Rebel’s Upright Convertible Aircraft Seat Gets One Step Closer to Approval

Rebel Aero announces that it received EASA ADOA approval for its Rebel S:two seat design.

This alternative seat aims to give Economy passengers some respite in crowded cabins conditions by allowing them to stretch their legs when reclining upright. The seat cushion can be placed in a normal seating position or lifted up, similar to a theatre seat, for easier row egress. When upright, the cushion also functions as a lean-to seat, allowing passengers to travel in a semi-upright position.