February 8, 2023

News to Know

European Air Traffic Doubles on Strong International Rebound

European airlines’ traffic doubled in 2022 compared with the previous year but the market still remained 22.2 per cent lower than during the pre-COVID year of 2019.

The latest passenger figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed the global recovery in air travel carrying on through to the end of December, with this positive “momentum” continuing into 2023.

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Tech Updates, Small Seats: 5 Key Takeaways From The Congressional Hearing on Transportation Safety (USA TODAY)

United Airlines Flight Turns Around After Fire in Cabin (KOAT)


Japan’s Forests Could Be Tapped for SAF By 2027 (AVIATION WEEK)

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Establishing SAF Tax Credit (BIODIESEL MAGAZINE)

Study: Price, Inconvenience Deter Sustainable Travel Choices (BTN)


Marriott CEO Doesn't See an End to Strong Travel Demand (COSTAR)

Outdated Expense Management Processes Are Costing Business Travelers Time, Money, and Sanity (4HOTELIERS)

Travel Talk: What’s Next for Travel in Asia? (TRAVEL PULSE)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Portugal - Unionized rail workers to strike across Portugal Feb. 8-21; rail service disruptions likely.

Syria and Turkey - State of emergency declared Feb. 7 amid widespread disruptions following major earthquakes in southern Turkey Feb. 6. Aftershocks ongoing.

United Kingdom - Unionized workers in Scotland, UK, plan airport strikes Feb. 17-23; disruptions likely.

United States - Severe weather forecast across parts of the South and Southeast US through early Feb. 9. Disruptions likely; tornadoes possible.

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