Yearbook of the United Nations, 2005. Part 6, Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations. Chapter 9, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) continued in 2005 to promote the safety, security and efficiency of civil air transport by prescribing standards and recommending practices and procedures for facilitating international civil aviation operations. Its objectives were set forth in annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, adopted in Chicago, United States, in 1944 (the Chicago Convention). In 2005, domestic and international scheduled traffic of the world's airlines increased to some 488 billion tonne-kilometres. Passenger traffic during the year increased by about 7 per cent to reach the 2 billion mark for the first time, while freight carriage remained at some 38 million tonnes. The passenger load factor on scheduled services in 2005 increased to about 75 per cent. Air freight increased by around 3 per cent to 142.5 billion tonne-kilometres, while there was little change in airmail traffic, which remained at about 4.6 billion tonne-kilometres. Overall passenger/ freight/mail tonne-kilometres increased by some 6 per cent and international tonne-kilometres increased by about 7 per cent. ICAO observed International Civil Aviation Day (7 December) under the theme “The Greening of Flight—maximizing compatibility between safe and orderly development of civil aviation and the quality of the environment”. In 2005, ICAO membership increased to 189 countries.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2005 v. 59; Vol. 59
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