January 12, 2023

News to Know

Could the FAA Outage Hinder Business Travel's Recovery?

The outage of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Notice to Air Missions system on Wednesday caused at a minimum another day of severe disruption for the aviation industry, just two weeks after a holiday winter storm triggered problems, especially for Southwest Airlines. Thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed. 

Will today's incident—the effects of which could creep into the rest of this week and upcoming holiday weekend—coupled with the recent holiday disruptions be another setback for business travel recovery? 

"As we've seen and especially recently travel disruption of any sort can have a broad and tremendous impact, not only on travelers, but also on the travel companies who serve them," Global Business Travel Association CEO Suzanne Neufang said in a statement to BTN. "Business travel disruption comes with the increased risk of economic impact—both regionally and globally—when the ability to conduct business and meet with clients and teams is significantly affected."  

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FAA Outage: What Happened and How Airlines Are Responding (THE HILL)

Asia Pacific Airlines See 500% Jump in International Demand (BLOOMBERG)

The FAA Hopes Airplanes and 5G Can Get Along by Early Next Year (THE VERGE)


Hoteliers Are Optimistic About Return of Occupancy, Workforce (COSTAR)

Nobu Hospitality Continues to Expand Global Footprint in 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Surveys: Most Americans More Likely to Stay in Hotels in 2023 vs. 2022 (AHLA)


Delta Opens Innovation Lab to Boost Sustainability Efforts (PHOCUSWIRE)


China Imposes Transit Curbs for S.Korea, Japan; WHO Voices Concern Over Data (FINANCIAL POST)

Will Business Travel Rebound? A Lesson from the 1980s (COSTAR)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Peru - 98 ports have closed throughout Peru's coast due to high-intensity waves as of Jan. 11.

Sri Lanka - Rail disruptions to occur across Sri Lanka beginning Jan. 12 amid worker shortage. Increased demand for alternative transport likely.

United Kingdom - Severe weather forecast across southern Wales and far southwestern England, UK through Jan. 12. Transport disruptions ongoing.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - European Union recommends COVID-19-related travel restrictions for arrivals from China; several countries enforcing measures as of Jan. 11.

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