IATA has released traffic numbers showing that the growth in demand for air travel slackened somewhat in May, with revenue passenger kilometers increasing by only 4.6% compared to last year, a somewhat lower increase than had been registered in the earlier months of the year.
On July 8 1936 a Junkers Ju5/3m landed at Rhein Main Airport and Airship Station, an airfield that was to become today's Frankfurt Airport. It has since become one of the most important transport hubs in Europe.
Come October, KLM is switching its three-times weekly flight between Amsterdam and Sint Maarten from a Boeing 747-400 to an Airbus A330-200. This change means the iconic sight of a jumbo jet winging its way low over the sun-worshipers on Maho Beach will be a thing of the past later this year.
Following the receipt of bids from more than 30 communities in May (Airports of the World News, July-August 2016), the DOT has now allocated the $5m it has available to assist in the development of air services to small communities across the country under the Small Communities Air Services Development programme.
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