For the first time in history, more than four billion passengers took to the air last year – equivalent to more than half the world’s population flying somewhere – and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just revealed the big winners writes Peter Needham for Global Travel Media.
A major Asia-Pacific trade deal seems to have new momentum, after years of discussions dragged on. What is driving the action, and will New Zealand get the deal it’s after? Sam Sachdeva reports for Newsroom.
Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested New Zealand support Vietnam to build a value chain for dragon fruit while receiving Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor in Hanoi on August 29.