International Air Transport Association

  • Stable Passenger Demand Growth in November

    Published on : Saturday, January 11, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 3.3% compared to the same month in 2018. This was unchanged from October’s result and …

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  • IATA Launches Innovation Platform Powered by Plug and Play

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain …

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  • Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly Campaign Takes Off in Norway

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supported by airports group Avinor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway, and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, has launched a new passenger awareness campaign called Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly to encourage passengers to think carefully about their …

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  • Boost for Efforts to Tackle Unruly Passengers as MP14 Set to Come into Force

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on …

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  • Passenger Demand Continues on Moderate Upward Path

    Published on : Saturday, November 9, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the same month last year, broadly unchanged from August’s performance. Capacity (available …

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  • More Control, Less Waiting – Top Priorities for Passengers

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience.     The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective …

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  • US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive …

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  • Japan and Singapore passport named as most powerful in the world

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Singapore and Japan took the top spot in the world’s strongest passport ranking, both offering access to 190 destination without the need of a visa in advance.       Based on the data from the International Air Transport Association …

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  • IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025.     The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments …

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  • IATA – Preparing for a Digital Retailing Environment

    Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) will address transforming legacy distribution and payment processes into a digital retailing environment.     “In the digital world, consumers expect to shop for travel with the same …

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  • IATA Calls for Open Dialogue Between Government and Industry in Panamá

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today called on the Government of Panamá to work with the air transport industry to address the challenges and find joint solutions in order to meet the growing demand for air connectivity in the …

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  • Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive …

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  • Solid Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor in June

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.0% compared to June 2018. This was up slightly from the 4.7% year-over-year growth …

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  • Reforms Needed to Maximize Aviation Benefits in South Africa

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its latest study on the economic value of air transport and tourism to South Africa, and identified opportunities for significant expansion over the next 20 years if key policy reforms are made.   …

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  • Securing Air Service Levels for Zimbabwe

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today met with Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and a high level government delegation, to discuss the contribution of aviation to the country’s economy and development.     A key topic addressed was the need …

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  • Jobs at Risk if UK Air Transport Competitiveness is Not Safeguarded

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness. By contrast, employment could rise by 200,000 if the UK invests in …

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  • Coordinated Effort to Safely Return 737 MAX to Service

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement came at the conclusion of …

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  • Data, Digital Transformation to Drive Future Customer Experience

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to embrace data and digital transformation to help deliver a frictionless customer experience while enhancing safety and efficiency.     “We must transform paper-based and legacy processes into digital ones and …

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  • Resolution: RFID Baggage Tracking Set for Global Deployment

    Published on : Friday, June 7, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to support the global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking. The AGM also called for the implementation of modern baggage messaging standards to more …

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  • International Air Transport Association AGM Endorses 5 Resolutions

    Published on : Friday, June 7, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five resolutions have been passed by the 75th Annual General Meeting. These are:     Environment: The overwhelmingly passed AGM resolution called on Governments to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme …

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