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

The International Air Transport Association (IATA): passenger numbers expected to reach 7 billion by 2034

Total passengers set to double to 7 billion by 2034 Government policies can counteract economic headwinds Geneva, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its updated passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7 billion by 2034 with a 3.8% average annual growth in demand (2014… Read the full press release

IATA calls on governments to ratify important changes to the Tokyo Convention 1963

Geneva, 2014-04-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to ratify important changes to the Tokyo Convention 1963 which were agreed at a diplomatic conference in Montreal last week. The Tokyo Convention provides the legal framework for dealing with passengers whose unruly or disruptive behavior leads to physical… Read the full press release

IATA: Partnering to Shape Commercial Aviation’s Next Century

Singapore, 2014-2-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the importance of industry-government partnership as the industry embarks on the second century of commercial aviation. “The most salient lesson of commercial aviation’s first century is the value of partnerships. Through partnership, industry and government made flying the safest way to travel. This is a… Read the full press release

IATA figures show small improvement in air freight growth in October 2013

Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing a small improvement in air freight growth in October. Compared to October 2012, global freight tonne kilometers (FTK) grew 4.0%, with growth in all regions except Africa. The gradual expansion continues a trend that began in the third quarter as air freight… Read the full press release

Raphael Kuuchi appointed New IATA Vice President for Africa

Mombasa, Kenya, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Raphael Kuuchi as the Association’s Vice President for Africa from 17 February 2014. Kuuchi joins IATA from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) where he was the Director of Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs, based at AFRAA headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He… Read the full press release

IATA calls on African governments to assure safe, efficient and integrated air transport system

Mombasa, Kenya, 2013-11-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for African governments to focus on adoption and adherence to global standards to assure a safe, efficient and integrated air transport system. Connectivity is critical for African growth and development, supporting some 6.7 million jobs and $68 billion in economic activity. Aviation’s… Read the full press release

IATA called on governments to adopt and adhere to global air transport safe, efficient and sustainable standards

Doha, Qatar, 2013-11-8 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to adopt and adhere to global standards that are necessary for the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of the global air transport system. “Aviation has changed the world for the better. This year airlines will carry over three billion passengers and 50… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association calls for global partnership to enhance aviation security

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013-11-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a partnership between industry, governments and regulators to enhance aviation security by embracing a globally harmonized, risk-based system. “Aviation security stands at a crossroads. Global passenger numbers will be approaching four billion per year by 2017, and the ageing systems and outdated procedures… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August, 2013

Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August. August air freight demand was up 3.6% on the previous year. That is considerably better than year-to-date performance of a 0.7% expansion. Demand for air freight began increasing slowly from April, in line with… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the 38th ICAO Assembly decisions

Geneva, 2013-09-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the decisions that states will make at the 38th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Climate change will be at the top of the Assembly’s agenda. We will be looking to states to make decisions that will enable the… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced demand for air travel recorded another solid month of growth in July 2013

Geneva, 2013-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air travel recorded another solid month of growth in July. Overall revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) were up 5.0% compared to July 2012. All regions were up year-on-year, with emerging markets recording the strongest increases. Capacity rose 5.5% on the previous July,… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed global passenger May 2013 traffic figures

Sydney, 2013-07-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that air travel continued to expand at a healthy rate. Growth was led by emerging markets. Compared to the year-ago period, overall demand rose 5.6%, while capacity climbed 5.2% pushing the load factor up 0.3 percentage points… Read the full press release

IATA calls for urgent policy attention to infrastructure and taxation issues to ensure aviation connectivity in Australia

Sydney, 2013-07-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent policy attention to infrastructure and taxation issues to ensure the continued development of aviation connectivity in Australia. “Aviation has always played a key role in Australia. It binds the continent together and connects the island to its major trading partners.  Combined… Read the full press release

IATA study supported by analysis from McKinsey finds airlines Will be challenged to meet forecast demand growth

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for new thinking on the relationships between partners in the air transport value chain in order to attract the $4-5 trillion that will be needed over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for aviation-enabled connectivity. The call came in an IATA study… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority study reveals loss of control responsible for 40 per cent of air accidents

2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a study of recent world-wide air accidents. The CAA said the findings of its Global Fatal Accident Review 2002-2011 will help it identify major safety issues and trends allowing it to develop key safety initiatives in co-ordination with UK airlines. The CAA’s Global… Read the full press release