Safety and Sustainability to be Addressed in Inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Creating Sustainable and Safe Operations in an Interconnected World” will be the theme for the inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference. This is the successor event to the successful IATA Ops Conference, with an increased emphasis on safety content. “Safety… Read the full press release

IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017 goes to Astral Aerial Solutions for its Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Concept for Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa. The award was presented at the 11th World Cargo Symposium… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… 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

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard integrated into UNCTAD automated customs management system

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDA World, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures. The integration of… Read the full press release

IATA and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) settled their dispute

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA’s Timatic database and the Travel Information Manual (TIM). The publication of travel documentation requirements for the benefit of the global air travel industry is one… Read the full press release

IATA urges EU policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing sustainable fuels use for air transport

Geneva, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to… 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: Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted Resolution on a standard for the ONE Order initiative

Dubai, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted a Resolution on a standard for the ONE Order initiative. Leveraging the data communication advances from the New Distribution Capability, ONE Order will modernize and simplify airline order management, including the delivery, fulfilment and accounting… Read the full press release

IATA 2016 Global Passenger Survey: passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience

IATA Survey Reveals New Air Transport Trends Dubai, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into… 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

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the first airport in the U.S. to participate in the Smart Security project

MoU signed at the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition  Montréal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the City… Read the full press release

The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on September 30

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Global Insights Conference returns to Auckland on Friday, September 30 for more thought-provoking keynote presentations and panel discussions. This year’s conference is ‘Exploring Connectivity’ – a vital component for any destination seeking to extend its reach to influential international source markets. “Our 2015 conference was heralded by many… 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

IATA condemned effects of European air traffic controller strikes, called governments to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action

MADRID, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is… 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’s Cargo-XML messaging standard to be used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

Geneva, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard will be utilized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (US-CBP) to collect advance cross-border data on US export shipments. The new data format will make electronic communication between the US-CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)… Read the full press release

Wizz Air registered under the IATA Operational Safety Audit programme

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air is proud to announce that it has been registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. Since it started flying in 2004, Wizz Air has devoted significant time and resources to ensure that its safety… Read the full press release