Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on US carriers between June 1 and August 31. (AFP)
Updated 21 May 2019
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Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

  • Airlines for America forecast that 257.4 million people will fly on US carriers between June 1 and August 31
  • The trade group says airlines are adding 111,000 seats per day

The airline industry’s US trade group is predicting another record for summer travel.
Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on US carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31.
That’s a 3.4 percent increase over last summer, and it works out to about 2.8 million travelers a day.
The trade group says airlines are adding 111,000 seats per day, more than the predicted 93,000 increase in daily passengers.
According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the average inflation-adjusted price for a domestic ticket has dropped for four straight years to the lowest level since the agency began tracking the fare prices in 1995. But those numbers don’t include all the extra fees that airlines now charge.


French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

Updated 5 min 26 sec ago
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French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

  • Sanofi and Google will use data sets to improve their understanding of key diseases and extract patients’ insights and feedback
  • The partnership will combine “combining Sanofi’s biologic innovations and scientific data with Google’s industry-leading capabilities”

PARIS: French health care company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future.
Sanofi and Google will use data sets to improve their understanding of key diseases and extract patients’ insights and feedback, the companies said in a joint statement.
“Combining Sanofi’s biologic innovations and scientific data with Google’s industry-leading capabilities, from cloud computing to state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, we aspire to give people more control over their health and accelerate the discovery of new therapies,” said Ameet Nathwani, chief medical officer and executive vice president, Sanofi.
This would enable Sanofi to research and develop a more personalized approach to treatment and identify accompanying technologies to improve results, the statement said.