International Air Transport Association

  • 7 % surge in global air travel demand, IATA reports

    Published on : Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA)s World Transport Statistics (WATS) report for 2017 showed  a surge in global air travel demand by 7 per cent.   Airlines across the world added 242 million more passengers last year raising the total …

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  • IATA awards platinum to Lufthansa regarding mobile service offers

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has now presented Lufthansa with the “Fast Travel Platinum Award” for its mobile self-service solutions.     With the “Fast Travel Program”, IATA pursues the goal of making passengers’ journeys more enjoyable. In particular, …

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  • Revised stats show tourism drop, Trump slump fears realized

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The international inbound tourism in the year 2017 presented a miserable spectacle as the U.S. Travel Association revised earlier optimistic estimates to present an assessment of the recent travel market. The report now warns of ‘storm clouds for the inbound …

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  • Al Baker to chair IATA board from June, 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    International Air Transport Association has elected Qatar chief executive Akbar Al Baker as its chairman of the board of governors and will take up the role from June next year.   Al Baker will be succeeding the current IATA chairman …

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  • Fastest first-half growth in 12 years recorded by IATA

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    The global passenger traffic data recorded by the International Air Transport Association for the month of June rose by 7.8 percent in comparison to last year.   It was close to the 7.7 per cent in May considering all regions …

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  • Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2010

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016. This was the strongest …

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  • IATA – Moving NewGen ISS Forward

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more …

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  • IATA and Airlines For America Launch Baggage Tracking Campaign

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations.   Annually, more than …

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  • Thailand to witness airfare surge in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    This week a global travel management firm said that Thailand can expect to witness the steepest airfare surge in 2018.   The airfare in this region is likely to rise by 6.6% that is quite above the 2.8% rise projected …

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  • Passenger Demand Moderates from Recent Peak but Stays Strong

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 7.7% compared to the same month in 2016. This was slower than the 10.9% growth recorded …

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  • YY Fares Retire After Seven Successful Decades

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018. The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on 28 June 2017. The …

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  • Air connectivity sparks meetings industry boom in Mexico

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    In early June during a conglomeration of the leading aviation experts at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) General Meeting, the news media reported about the hot issues including the electronics ban, a rift in the Middle East relations as …

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  • IATA – Statement on DHS Enhanced Security Requirements

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require enhanced security measures as an alternative to restrictions on the carriage of large portable electronic devices in the cabin on …

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  • SITA solves the multi-merchant challenge for payment acceptance at airports

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    SITA has launched the first payment solution which addresses the need for airlines to be able to accept payments securely at airports when using a shared IT infrastructure. SITA AirportConnect Common Use Payment Service enables payment transactions by multiple airlines …

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  • Half of travellers’ bags go missing at transfer hubs of airport

    Published on : Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    The latest figures from the travel communications provider SITA showed that the chance of a bag being lost or re-routed by your airline fell to a record low in 2016. However, the average worldwide still means that, on average, one …

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  • Airline industry experts show concern over electronics ban

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The latest airline-centric move by the Trump administration declared a ban on carrying on electronic devices which are larger than a cellphone into the cabin luggage of some of the airplanes. Travel experts have expressed their concern over this latest …

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  • Will Air France-KLM be able to face bleak future of 2017?

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Amidst rising oil prices and an ongoing struggle to rein in expenses, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Janaillac said at a press reception in Paris that 2017 is going to be another difficult year. Weak margins combined with …

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