Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Air Travel Consumer Report released today. All U.S. and foreign airlines operating at least one aircraft with 30 or more passenger seats must report lengthy tarmac delays at U.S. airports. The reported tarmac delay is under investigation by the Department.
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement on trade data released Wednesday by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis:
European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE today released its traffic report for the first half of 2014. The report is the only air transport report which includes the full range of civil aviation passenger flights: network, low cost, charter and others.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing a modest deceleration in demand growth compared to the prior month. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 4.7% over the year-ago period, which was below the 6.2% year-on-year increase recorded in May 2014. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.0%, causing load factor to slip 0.2 percentage points to 81.5%.
The 2014 Auto Rental Tax Study is an examination of the effective tax rates on motor vehicle rentals at the top 100 largest airports as measured by enplanements. The study ranks the tax rates and breaks down its analysis among several vehicle types.
Massachusetts is home to North America's most expensive summer destination in terms of its lodging cost. That's the finding of a new survey from CheapHotels.org, which compared the August hotel rates for all destinations in the USA and Canada.