International Air Transport Association

  • 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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  • Aviation Leaders Assemble in Seoul for IATA’s 75th Annual General Meeting

    Published on : Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Seoul, Republic of Korea, for the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS). Hosted by Korean Air, …

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  • Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

    Published on : Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.6%, and …

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  • Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

    Published on : Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend …

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  • Indian aviation company SpiceJet joins with IATA

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    SpiceJet has joined with global airlines’ grouping IATA as a member. With this, SpiceJet became the first Indian low-cost carrier to get the membership.     The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents more than 290 airlines, including Air India, …

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  • International Air Transport Association Launches CEIV Fresh

    Published on : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.     “Perishable goods is a growing market for …

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  • IATA: More deaths from plane crashes in 2018

    Published on : Monday, February 25, 2019

    According to new data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) there was a sharp spike in the number of plane crashes in 2018 compared to 2017.   In 2018 there were 62 accidents which was up from 46 in 2017. …

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  • Rigid regulatory framework and high tax worsen aviation industry: IATA

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The profitability of the aviation industry could be further exacerbated by stringent regulatory framework and higher taxation cost in addition to volatility in fuel prices and higher labour cost.       The International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief economist …

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  • Asian travellers to lift global airline earnings in 2019

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    A soaring number of airline passengers, primarily from Asia, looks to send 17 of the world’s top 20 carriers to higher pretax profit in fiscal 2019.     The combined pretax profit at the 20 companies is projected to grow …

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  • IATA – Passenger Demand Rebounds In October

    Published on : Friday, December 7, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to the same month last year. This marked a rebound from 5.5% growth recorded …

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  • UK-Spain flights to get affected by no-deal Brexit

    Published on : Thursday, October 25, 2018

    The air travel industry’s global body has warned of the number of flights between the UK and Spain might collapse by 95% if no Brexit deal is agreed.   As per the report prepared by the International Air Transport Association …

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  • Passengers Want More Information, Automation, Control & Privacy but Human Touch Still Important

    Published on : Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2018 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which showed that passengers are looking to new technology to give them more control, information and improve efficiency when they travel.   Based on …

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  • International Air Transport Association – Significant Growth In Aviation Jobs Expected

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention*:     More than 73% of respondents expect the major …

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  • Middle East carriers in June witnessed growth in air travel demand

    Published on : Monday, August 13, 2018

    In June, Middle East carriers registered the strongest international traffic growth all over the regions, reporting an 11 percent growth in demand in comparison to a year ago.     As per the figures released by the International Air Transport …

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