weekly_trend_roundupEvery week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top aviation trends.

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>>IATA’s overall growth numbers reflect the public’s continued desire to travel: IATA Boss Says ‘Terror Will Not Get the Better of Us’ and Encourages More TravelM

>>Many airlines and airports are actively engaged in programs to reduce or neutralize their carbon footprint: Airport Group Promises 50 Carbon Neutral Airports in Europe by 2030

>>Bag drop technology is set to become a standard feature of tomorrow’s seamless journey: Consolidation in Seamless Travel World as SITA Buys Bag Drop Tech

>>It’s all about the look and lighting: Cabin Design Can Make Passengers Love Flying Again Says Boeing

>>Most seat capacity growth in China is for domestic flights: 5 Charts Showing China’s Fastest-Growing Aviation Markets

>>Legacy carriers are getting much more aggressive about matching Spirit’s fares: Why Spirit Air CEO Respects Delta’s Aggressive Basic Economy Strategy

Photo Credit: A customer scans electronic boarding pass, to drop off bag at Type22 baggage drop system. SITA