International air travel soared last year with double-digit percentage increases in the number of passengers flying on Middle East airlines, the UN aviation agency said.
A total of 2.7 billion people flew in 2011, up 5.1 per cent from the
The global aviation sector is all set for turbulent times, with an escalating shortage of pilots, which has raised safety concerns and is playing havoc with flight schedules, experts have warned.
The scramble to lure the best will int
World airline passenger traffic fell 3.1 per cent this year, the biggest drop in aviation industry history, fuelled by the global financial downturn, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said.
Preliminary figures for airlin
Middle East registered a 12 per cent increase in air traffic last year, representing the fastest regional growth in the world.
Countries of the region are, therefore, in a pressing need to train their civil aviation staff in order to build