IATA calls on Canadian Government to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the Canadian Government to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector by prioritizing the elimination of Crown Rents over consideration of airport privatization. “The Canadian government has already pocketed about C$5 billion as the historical landlord of airport property. That’s a… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAC expand aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. IATA and ENAC agreed to: Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

IATA unveils Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool to help defeat smugglers of endangered species

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of an Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool which will help defeat smugglers of endangered species. The Assessment Tool, developed in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO) with support from the USAID ROUTES Partnership, will be piloted with WCO… Read the full press release

IATA to Latin America and Caribbean GOVs: make infrastructure a priority in unlocking aviation’s economic and social benefits

Passenger Numbers to Double by 2035 Mexico City, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to work with industry to make infrastructure a priority in unlocking aviation’s economic and social benefits. Passenger demand in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to more… Read the full press release

IATA global passenger traffic results for September 2016: demand grew 7% YoY

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015. This was the strongest year-over-year increase in seven months. Capacity climbed 6.6% and load factor edged… Read the full press release

IATA global air freight markets in September 2016: demand measured in FTKs rose 6.1% YoY

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth since the disruption caused by the US West Coast seaports strike in February… Read the full press release

IATA’s Simplifying the Business (StB) program will enable aviation industry accommodate double in demand in the next 20 years

Montreal, Canada, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in… Read the full press release

IATA urged governments to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint by agreeing to implement CORSIA

Reinforcing global standards that enable global connectivity Montreal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a global market-based measure to help the aviation industry manage its carbon footprint. At the top of the agenda for… Read the full press release

IATA: 2016 World Passenger Symposium, Dubai, 18-20 October

Distribution, Airport Processes, Onboard Connectivity Top Agenda at WPS GENEVA, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2016 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on key initiatives that are transforming the passenger experience. These include distribution and payments, airport processes, onboard connectivity, and baggage handling. The conference will… Read the full press release

ICAO, IATA and ACI partner to host 25th AVSEC World Conference, 25-27 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Critical Security Challenges Top Agenda GENEVA, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions. Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing among governments, managing the… Read the full press release

IATA encourages governments to commit to their voluntary participation on Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Geneva, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed optimism for an agreement on a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) when governments meet for the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization later this month. The draft negotiating text for CORSIA, published on 2 September… Read the full press release

IATA data for global air freight markets in July 2016 shows robust growth in demand

Geneva, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July 2016 showing robust growth in demand. Measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), demand increased 5.0% in July 2016, compared to July 2015. This was the fastest pace in almost 18 months. Freight capacity… Read the full press release

IATA announces Alexandre de Juniac as its new Director General and CEO

Montreal, CANADA, 2016-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organization. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “I am excited to be… Read the full press release

IATA announces leadership changes at the conclusion of its 72nd AGM in Dublin, Ireland

Walsh to chair Board of Governors; de Juniac confirmed as DG and CEO DUBLIN, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes at the conclusion of the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dublin, Ireland. Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) succeeds Andres Conesa, CEO of… Read the full press release

Air France awarded first prize for Customer Relations in the transport sector at the 12th Customer Relations BearingPoint – TNS Sofres awards

PARIS, 2016-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — On 9 February 2016, Air France was awarded first prize for Customer Relations* in the transport sector at the 12th edition of the Customer Relations BearingPoint – TNS Sofres awards in Paris. This award recognizes the efforts made by the Company in terms of customer relations. In recent years, Air… Read the full press release

CEOs representing Europe’s five largest airline groups met with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss her new EU Aviation Strategy

Airline CEOs meet with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss her new EU Aviation Strategy LONDON, 2015-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — CEOs representing Europe’s five largest airline groups – Air France KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair – today met with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss her new… Read the full press release

Air France joins the French Pavilion for a new exhibition showcasing French lifestyle at the World Expo 2015 in Milan

MILAN, 2015-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — From 25 June to 8 July, Air France is joining the French Pavilion for a new exhibition and invites everyone to discover its catering offer and the best of French lifestyle. In keeping with the theme of the World Expo in Milan “Feeding the planet, energy for life”,… Read the full press release

General Electric’s GEnx-1B engine to power Air France-KLM Boeing 787 fleet

Amstelveen, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM has finalized an agreement with General Electric and has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its fleet of Boeing 787-9*. The first aircraft will be delivered to KLM in October 2015 and to Air France in January 2017. The joint selection of engine for Air France and KLM’s… Read the full press release

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) acquired US component support specialist and Sabena technics subsidiary Barfield

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2014-03-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM continues to invest in the high-growth aeronautical maintenance market “With this significant investment, Air France-KLM, the world’s second-ranking multi-product MRO provider, continues to develop its activity on high-growth market segments. This constitutes one of the major lines of development of the Transform 2015 plan and confirms the… Read the full press release

Air France will offer its customers three weekly services to Shanghai-Pudong by Airbus A380

2013-04-29— /travelprnews.com/ — As from 2 September, Air France will offer its customers three weekly services to Shanghai-Pudong by Airbus A380. Air France will therefore become the first European airline to serve the Chinese economic capital by A380. On board its Airbus A380, Air France offers customers four cabin classes (La Première, Business, Premium Economy and… Read the full press release