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afety and security are the most fundamental parts of the aviation industry. People simply wouldn’t fl y if they did not feel safe and secure.


The world’s global economy is built on this sense of safety and security and throughout our whole industry – from aircraft manufacturers and air traffi c control to airports and airline crew – safety and security is the number one concern in every instant.


It then must go down as a challenging week for the global aviation industry when there are two major incidents within less than seven days of each other.


First, the attempted bomb attack originating in Yemen, targeting passenger and cargo aircraft. This is obviously a major concern for governments around the world, particularly as a potentially deadly incident was only averted thanks to intelligence gathering and quick and coordinated responses across the Middle East and Europe.


Airfreight has been shown up as the weak spot in the aviation security chain and clearly improvements need to be made. However, cargo plays such a central role in the global economy that additional security and screening measures need to be approached with a balanced view and decisions made involving all stakeholders.


Then just a few days after the attempted bomb plot, we had the Qantas A380 incident, which quickly evolved into a media frenzy, with some of the fi rst online reports on the incident saying that the aircraft had crashed. Twitter became the


hub for unsubstantiated speculation, and rumours spread across the world within seconds. At the time of going to press, the entire Qantas A380 fl eet remained grounded and Qantas and its partners were scrambling to make equipment available to substitute the lost capacity.


While all of this was unfolding, we were busy putting together this last edition of Routes News for the year. It is packed with an exclusive World Routes 2010 review, including the biggest route announcements from the event, all the prize-winners, and must-see photos from the social events.


We are always looking ahead though and the fi rst events on next year’s route development calendar are equally enticing. In February, we have Routes Americas in the stunning Dominican Republic and Routes Tourism Mediterranean in beautiful Antalya, Turkey. Which ever one you choose, they promise to be an excellent way to start your year.


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