The Asia-Pacific region posted an increase in international passenger numbers of 8.5 percent, compared to the same period last year – owing to improvements in the Chinese and Japanese economies. Global air traffic demand continues to grow year-on-year, with the Asia-Pacific region witnessing some of the strongest international growth last month. Strong demand and increased capacity amounted to positive air traffic results in August 2013. Source = ETB News: P.T. The only region to better this result was the Middle East, rising 10.4 percent during the same period. Internationally-speaking passenger demand rose 5.7 percent, while domestic passenger markets witnessed an increase of 5.1 percent, compared to September 2012. India, China and Russia all posted positive double-digit results for domestic travel in September 2013, when compared to September last year. “We are seeing a more positive environment for air travel demand, based on rising business confidence, a strong increase in export orders in September, and better performance of key emerging markets like China,” IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed total revenue passenger kilometres increased 5.5 percent in September 2013, compared to the same period last year.
Chandler said he does mixed martial arts training during the offseason, and has said before that he’d like to square off against his brother for charity.However, it doesn’t look like we’ll all get treated with the sibling matchup anytime soon, if going off comments the Cardinals linebacker made two years ago. If you were at the Arizona Cardinals Red & White Practice at the end of July, you might have noticed linebacker Chandler Jones sprinting off the field shortly after it concluded.That wouldn’t be out of the ordinary, except that the Cardinals all participated in an autograph session on the field for the fans immediately following the training camp event.No, Jones wasn’t trying to avoid handing out his signature. He was hurrying to get to his brother’s professional fight. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. Lol you suck “@Chan95Jones: Well I would pick on someone my own size but you aren’t @JonnyBones #dingding lol”— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 22, 2015Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this story. Chandler’s brother is none other than Jon “Bones” Jones, the longtime MMA and UFC fighter. That night, Jon was set for a highly anticipated matchup against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California.At least, it was a highly anticipated fight for the fans. For Chandler, it was an anxious time.“Truly I get more nervous for his fights than my own football games. They’re nerve-racking. I mean I can’t really eat,” Chandler told Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station Tuesday. “That fight I couldn’t eat, I was up, I had the jitters until he knocked the guy out.”Several of Chandler’s teammates took to Twitter to offer their support using the hashtag #TeamJones. It turns out Chandler had nothing to worry about though. His brother knocked out Cormier to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title.“It didn’t mean as much as it did for our family than it did for him. Jon, he really wanted his belt back and I feel like he felt a bit empty without it,” Chandler said. “For him to have the opportunity to go out there and showcase his ability and to show people that, ‘Hey, there was no ring rust. I’m still good. Hey, I know that I made some mistakes but hey, never say never. It’s never too late.’ So I’m happy for him and hopefully he keeps going and hopefully be the greatest ever.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) LISTEN: Chandler Jones, Cardinals linebacker Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact