• International passenger traffic rises 6.3% in 2018

     Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    International passenger traffic in 2018 climbed 6.3% compared to 2017, as per International Air Transport Association (IATA) data. This is 8.6% less than the annual growth the year before. Capacity rose 5.7% and load factor climbed by 0.4 percentage point …

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

     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 …

  • Air Freight Marks Modest Growth In October, Up 3.1%

     Friday, December 7, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was …

  • IATA – Passenger Demand Rebounds In October

     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 …

  • ATPCO & SITA’s ‘NDC Exchange’ adds Skyscanner

     Monday, October 29, 2018

    ATPCO and SITA today announced that the leading global travel search site Skyscanner has joined NDC Exchange, a platform that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem and is a trusted bridge between the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) …

  • IATA Seeks to Knock Down Barriers Limiting Aviation’s Benefits

     Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for European transport leaders to eliminate the barriers which limit the contribution of the aviation industry to Europe’s competitiveness. “Two centuries ago, the Congress of Vienna agreed the borders of a new Europe. …

  • Call for a Better Deal for Airlines and Passengers in Portugal

     Friday, October 5, 2018

    Airlines for Europe (A4E) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on the Portuguese government to improve the prospects for lower airport charges at Portuguese airports by re-negotiating the concession agreement granted to Portuguese airport operator ANA (1). …

  • IATA Senior Management Appointment

     Friday, October 5, 2018

    ​The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company …

  • Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

     Thursday, October 4, 2018

    The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, explores the  fundamental role civil …

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

     Thursday, October 4, 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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