International Air Transport Association

  • Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including …

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  • IATA Welcomes EU Suspension of Slot Use Rules

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commission (EC) granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 “use it or lose it” rule for airport slots.     The decision reflects the unprecedented …

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  • IATA estimates $113 billion loss in Airlines industry due to coronavirus

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    According to the International Air Transport Association or IATA, airlines industry all across the globe is under the threat of losing around $63 billion to $113 billion in revenue or sales. The grave situation arises in light of the deadly …

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  • COVID-19 Hits January Passenger Demand

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for January 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 2.4% compared to January 2019. This was down from 4.6% year-over-year growth for the …

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  • Safety & Flight Ops Conference Aims for 20/20 Safety Vision

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “20/20 Vision: Focusing on the Future,” will be the theme of the 2020 Safety and Flight Ops Conference.   “The pace of technological change is exponential. As one of the most technology-dependent industries …

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  • Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-border Airmail Network

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. The aim for both IATA and IPC is to promote the development and …

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  • 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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