Airports of Thailand reported (26-Nov-2020) it is expecting 446,986 flights and 47.9 million passengers for FY2021 and 776,763 flights
and 110.8 million passengers for FY2022. The adjusted forecasts are decreases of 10.5% and 11.9% respectively. [more - original PR]
Johnny Thorsen is the “VP for Strategy and Innovation” for American Express Digital Labs after they acquired Mezi, in January 2018. Prior to joining Mezi in 2017 Johnny was the co-founder and CEO of conTgo, a UK-based startup acquired by Concur in March 2013. Johnny serves as a strategic advisor and board member for multiple startups within the wider travel industry, and is a frequent presenter at travel industry events (physical and virtual).
In this session Johnny is joined by TravelScrum, Co-Founder and Chairman, Gene Quinn.
CAPA - Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: 'Russian aviation: Pobeda's growth will spark LCC competition', stated (26-Nov-2020) Russia is the biggest market in Europe by airline seats in the week commencing 23-Nov-2020, up from sixth place in the equivalent week of 2019, according to data from CAPA and OAG. Total seat capacity to/from/within Russia is at 50% of 2019 levels, marking the highest percentage of 2019 capacity among Europe's top 10 countries by seats for this week. The strength of Russia's domestic market and increased price sensitivity among consumers provided a boost to Russia's only LCC Pobeda. Since Jul-2020, Pobeda achieved positive year-on-year growth in passenger numbers for four successive months. [more - CAPA Analysis]
Mexico's Communications and Transport Secretariat reported (26-Nov-2020) the following traffic highlights for Oct-2020:
- Passengers: 4.1 million, -49.3% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 2.7 million, -41.3%;
- International: 1.4 million, -60.2%;
Emirates Airline announced (26-Nov-2020) plans to reopen lounges around the world, starting with the Emirates lounge at Cairo International Airport and followed in the coming weeks by lounges at New York John F Kennedy International Airport and Manchester Airport. Lounge services will be redesigned to align with health and safety measures, such as contactless menus and regular sanitisation and fumigation. [more - original PR]
flydubai announced (26-Nov-2020) the launch of twice daily Dubai-Tel Aviv service on 26-Nov-2020. flydubai SVP for commercial operations and e-commerce Jeyhun Efendi stated: "Since we announced the launch of operations to Tel Aviv we have seen strong demand for services from both Israel and the UAE. We received our first bookings from both tourists and business travellers shortly after the schedule was published. There is opportunity to further grow our double daily service". [more - original PR]
- Bangalore-San Francisco: Twice weekly, effective 09-Jan-2021 to 27-Mar-2021;
- Hyderabad-Chicago O'Hare: Twice weekly, effective 13-Jan-2021 to 26-Mar-2021.
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