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The UK can fly to net-zero

The UK can reduce its aviation emissions and reach jet zero (net-zero aviation) by 2050 without forcing people to give up flying. The Conservative Environment Network (CEN) explains how to find the right balance

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Why the demise of Flybe is not a surprise

The outlook for aviation industry demand in 2023 is positive, but there may be increased consolidation, and failures of some weaker players. In particular, regional airlines may be at greater risk. IBA ponders why Flybe has once again entered into administration


China is open: let’s not take two steps backwards

Airports Council International (ACI) World is calling on governments globally to take a coordinated and risk-based approach when managing inbound travellers from China, following the implementation of travel restrictions by several countries


Will the airline industry ever steer away from gender conformity?

Despite attempts by the airline industry to cultivate more diverse working environments, researchers have found that gendered practices and pressures still persist – with female cabin crew encountering expectations on appearance that are not extended to their male counterparts

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Frequent flyer downgrades could cost $55bn in annual sales

Airlines are stopping frequent flyer status extensions, which will result in 15 million downgrades of ‘elite’ status members in H1 2023 alone, warns Mark Ross-Smith, CEO of StatusMatch. Such travellers represent roughly 30% of all ticket sales, and almost 90% of them will actively consider switching airlines, creating a USD$55 billion opportunity

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