Air cargo demand slumps in February as COVID-19 takes hold

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released February 2020 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs*), decreased by 1.4 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Adjusting the comparison for the impact of the Lunar New Year, which fell in February in 2019, and the leap year in 2020, which meant an additional day of activity, seasonally-adjusted demand was down 9.1percent month-on-month in February.  By February, the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on air cargo demand were becoming visible.…

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Covid-19 : Flight Safety Foundation advises aviation industry players not to relegate safety

Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), an independent, non-profit, international organisation has called on aviation industry players around the world not to relegate safety in the system despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 virus pandemic. The foundation regretted that the coronavirus pandemic was having an overwhelming effect on aviation and represented the biggest strategic shock to the global aviation system since international air travel began, but noted safety should still be taken with the seriousness it deserves. The foundation in a document made available to all aviation operators around the world, said…

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PCRC storms zone 2 command with COVID-19 preventive sanitary materials

Photo Caption: Left to Right: Mr. Idowu Osho, PCRC Zone 2 Member; Alhaja Nurat Adebayo: Welfare Officer; ASP Shuaibu Ango: Personal Assistant To the AIG; Another senior Police Officer; Mr. Fayoade Adegoke: Deputy Commissioner DFA’; Alhaji Bashiru Balogun, PCRC Zone 2 Chairman, presenting the COVID-19 Preventive Items to AlG Ahmed Iliyasu psc(+); Dr. Ishola Alade: Senior Assistant to Zonal Chairman and Rotarian Bankole Akibu PCRC’ Financial Secretary, during the donation It was praise galore on Monday, when the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in-charge of Zone 2, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu…

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