Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's director general and CEO, sees Japan as an emerging market for aviation biofuels. Algae-based alternative fuels will play an important part in Japan's future, he said, but only with government subsidies.
In a speech to the Chinese legislature, Financial Secretary John Tsang outlined a budget for the next fiscal year that will promote infrastructure investment and promote the logistics industry.
Qatar Airways will launch a new service to Stuttgart March 6 and will add additional flights to Frankfurt and Munich, greatly increasing the carrier's capacity to Germany.
Worldwide carriers operating in Japan have resumed adjusted schedules after a massive earthquake, which ripped through the country on March 11, forced the temporary closure of the country’s major airports, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines. Currently, these airlines are focusing on humanitarian efforts and other recovery activities at a time when the stability of Japan’s nuclear power supply and the very real threat of radiation is of growing concern.