Passenger traffic on international routes was up 5.1 per cent in September year-on-year, similar to the August 5.4 per cent result, according to an International Air Transport Association (Iata) report.
Two Air France flights en route to Paris from the US were diverted on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and hundreds of passengers and crew were safely removed, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The aviation industry is stepping up efforts to enlist coordinated international support in the battle against the threats posed to airlines and passengers by hackers and those seeking to exploit IT systems.
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International air travel growth rates on Europe-Middle East was up strongly, hitting 11.3 per cent in August, according to the latest figures released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata).
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An engine fire on board a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp left about 4,500 passengers and crew stranded in the US Virgin Islands for a second day on Tuesday and forced the cruise operator to cut the trip short.
Passenger numbers at Al Maktoum International Airport - Dubai World Central (DWC) are expected to soar once flydubai commences operations from DWC in October, offering passengers a total of 190 weekly flights to 17 destinations.
Bahrain International Airport (BIA) had registered a 10 per cent growth in its passenger traffic last year and is now aiming to welcome about 8.7 million passengers by the end of 2015, said a top official.
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South Korea's Asiana Airlines is facing a new class action suit from passengers on a plane that crashed in San Francisco in 2013 that seeks a combined $30 million in damages, a lawyer for the passengers said.
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Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said.
The computer system
Dubai Airports is this week launching a nationwide campaign, Hang out at DXB, to encourage travellers to arrive earlier to Dubai International and enjoy a full range of airport products and services, while ensuring that all customers depart on t