What we’re reading: Cargo and passenger demand on the rise, TSA to expand security measures, US Airways regional lands safely

by Stephanus Surjaputra on December 31, 2009

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Cargo, passenger demand rise in November – IATA

Cargo and passenger traffic rose in November in what may be a sign of a global economic recovery.

Passenger demand rose 2.1 percent in November compared to a year earlier and air freight climbed 9.5 percent, data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed Wednesday.

“Demand continues to improve, but we still have a lot of ground… to recover. We cannot anticipate any significant improvement in yields in the coming months,” said IATA CEO Giovanni Bisignani.


TSA to extend and expand random security measures

The TSA has decided to extend the new security measures into Wednesday and will be issuing new directives later on.

The measures are put in place to allow airlines to implement rules and regulations that may prevent terrorists from trying to assemble or ignite another bomb.

Other parts of the directive allow for the full pat down of all passengers boarding planes bound for the United States.

US Airways regional jet lands safely in San Antonio after blowing a tire during takeoff

A US Airways regional jet landed safely at San Antonio International Airport after blowing a tire on takeoff.

San Antonio Express-News reports that there were no reported injuries to any of the 87 people onboard the Wednesday afternoon flight.

U.S. Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder says a nose wheel blew on the Mesa Air express flight to Phoenix and the crew decided to return to San Antonio as a precaution.

(Photo: caribb/Flickr Creative Commons)

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