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World air travel falls record 3.1% in 2009

In World on December 20, 2009 at 4:38 am

MONTREAL, Dec. 19 (AFP) – World airline passenger traffic fell 3.1 percent in 2009, the biggest drop in aviation industry history, fueled by the global financial downturn, the International Civil Aviation Organization said.








Passengers check flight schedules at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (AFP file)

Preliminary figures for airline travel this year showed that international traffic declined by about 3.9 percent and domestic traffic by 1.8 percent, despite sharp growth in some regions.


Total passenger traffic — both domestic and international — fell in all regions except the Middle East, which posted 10 percent growth. All other regions recorded negative growth, with Africa hardest hit at minus 9.6 percent overall, the ICAO said.


The 3.1 percent drop in passenger traffic this year compared to 2008 was the largest on record for the industry and “reflects the one percent drop in the world gross domestic product for the year,” the organization said in a statement.


“The double-digit domestic passenger traffic growth in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America, and the relative strong performance of low cost carriers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific helped curtail the decline in total traffic.”


The ICAO predicted a moderate recovery of 3.3 percent growth for the airline industry next year, in line with improving economic conditions around the world.


For 2011, it forecast momentum to build to return to the traditional 5.5 percent yearly growth rate in airline passenger traffic.


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Vietnam closer to semis with 3-1 win over Malaysia

In Vietnam Sports on December 7, 2009 at 10:25 am


Vietnam need just one point from their last match against Cambodia on Dec. 11 to enter the men’s football semifinals at the 25th SEA Games in Laos.








Vietnam striker Phan Thanh Binh (front) celebrates his opening goal in the Vietnam vs. Malaysia game on December 6. Vietnam won 3-1.

They went to seven points and top of group A after beating Malaysia 3-1 at the National Stadium on December 6.


In the group, Thailand are on four points and Malaysia are on three with two matches to go for each.


Vietnam and Malaysia began with great urgency since they both needed full points from the game.


In the ninth minute, Thanh Binh scored from a penalty after Malaysian midfielder Fakri Saarani handled in the box.


In the 25th minute Thanh Hung caught the Malaysian defense napping with a through ball and an alert Mai Tien Thanh latched on to the pass and easily beat onrushing goalkeeper Mohd Farizah Marlias.


The Malaysians were fortunate to reduce the deficit almost instantly, thanks to an own goal by Vo Hoang Quang.


Fakri Saarani broke loose on the right and crossed into the box where the Vietnamese defender surprisingly nodded the ball past his own goalkeeper Bui Tan Truong.


Malaysian’s hopes of qualifying took a blow when Nguyen Trong Hoang scored Vietnam’s third goal in injury time in the second half.


Vietnam take on Cambodia on December 11.


Thailand play East Timor on the 8th and Malaysia in their last match on the 11th.


The Vietnamese women demolished Malaysia 8-0 in their first match at the National University stadium on December 6.


They are a point behind Thailand, who drew with Myanmar on the same day, but with a game in hand.


Malaysia and Laos complete the tournament which is being played on round robin basis with the two top qualifying for the final.


Vietnam play Myanmar on the 8th, Thailand on the 11th, and Laos two days later.


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Men’s football ranking at the 25th SEA Games


Until December 7


Group A


Team


Played


Win


Draw


Lose


Points


Vietnam


3


2


1


0


7


Thailand


2


1


1


0


4


Malaysia


2


1


 


1


3


Cambodia


2


1


0


1


3


East Timor


3


3


0


0


0


Group B


Indonesia


1


0


1


0


1


Singapore


1


0


1


0


1


Laos


1


0


1


0


1


Myanmar


1


0


1


0


1


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