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Passenger Traffic Continues to Recover to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Paloma Duran By Paloma Duran | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 03/16/2023 - 10:19

Through the 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards, the association aims to recognize diversity across the industry. IATA forecasts strong spring and summer seasons thanks to the gradual recovery of passenger traffic levels. SICT met with national and international cargo airlines to analyze and explain the migration process.

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IATA to Recognize Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 83% of global air traffic, announced the 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards, which aim to recognize inclusion initiatives in the industry. The organization is calling for submissions from individuals or organizations working in the aviation value chain. The deadline for applying is on April 19, 2023.

Passenger Demand Remains Strong in January 2023: IATA

Global passenger traffic continues to follow a road to recovering pre-pandemic levels in 2023, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which also forecasted strong spring and summer seasons. 

Total traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), rose 67.0% in January 2023 in comparison to January 2022, according to IATA. The association highlighted that domestic traffic and international traffic increased during the same period by 32.7% and 104%, respectively.

SICT Preparing Final Details Before Relocating Cargo to AIFA

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) led a meeting with national and international cargo airlines to explain the relocation of cargo to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), as the ministry highlights cooperation is vital for a smooth transition.

Mexico Takes the Lead at World Engineering Day

The Mexican Aerospace Agency (AEM) participated in World Engineering Day, organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).

Archer Begins Construction of its eVTOL Manufacturing Plant

Archer Aviation, a California-based electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer, has closed a local incentive transaction and begun construction of its first-of-a-kind, high-volume manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia.

The 350,000ft2 square-foot facility is located adjacent to the Covington Municipal Airport and will be capable of producing up to 650 aircraft per year. It will be the first high-volume manufacturing facility in the eVTOL industry, says Archer. The facility can be expanded by an additional 800,000ft square feet2 to support long-term production targets of up to 2,300 aircraft per year. The achievement will be marked with a ceremonial event in April.

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