International Air Transport Association

  • 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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