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December 13, 2023

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Flight Safety Foundation Calls for Global, Coordinated Action on Runway Incursions

Runway incursions are one of the most persistent threats to aviation safety, and the risk of incursions is likely to increase as air traffic grows, unless robust, coordinated safety defenses are implemented, Flight Safety Foundation said in releasing the Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (GAPPRI).

“Despite efforts over the years to prevent incursions, they still happen,” said Foundation President and CEO Dr. Hassan Shahidi. “The risk of runway incursions is a global concern, and the potential consequences of an incursion are severe. Airport operations are complex and involve multiple parties, including operators, air traffic control and ground service providers. It is critical that all stakeholders work collaboratively to eliminate the risk of serious incursions.”

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Delta Expands Facial Recognition to NYC, LAX (BTN)

Southwest Airlines Improves Group Travel with Salesforce-Powered Booking Platform (SMALL BIZ TRENDS)


Accor Opens Five New Asia-Pacific Properties (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Radisson Continues to Expand Its Lifestyle Brands in South East Asia And Pacific (4HOTELIERS)


UK Ban on Airline ‘Greenwashing’ Ads: Implications for Travel Sellers and B2B Distributors (TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD)


Corporates Increase Focus on ESG but Challenges Remain (BTN EUROPE)

International Travelers Could Return to the US in 2024 (COSTAR)

Canada’s Tourism Recovery Hurt by China Group Travel Ban (SKIFT)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - TC Jasper tracking westward in the Coral Sea afternoon Dec. 13. Landfall forecast over Far North Queensland, Australia, late Dec. 13.

Italy - Unionized rail workers to strike in Lombardy, Italy, 09:01-16:59 Dec. 14. Rail transport disruptions likely.

Taiwan - Taxi drivers to rally along Ketagalan Boulevard, Taipei, Taiwan, 15:00 Dec. 13. Tight security, traffic diversions announced.

Ukraine - Cyberattack targets Ukraine's Kyivstar network Dec. 12. Major internet, telecommunications outages reported.

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