IATA 2019 Global Passenger Survey shows passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective and in-depth insights into the preferences and behaviors of air… Read the full press release

IATA: Technology to Drive Advances in Passenger Experience and Infrastructure

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the center of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre… Read the full press release

IATA: US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the… Read the full press release

IATA commended the significant progress made at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:  The ICAO Council will… Read the full press release

Global air transport Industry High Level Group launches the second edition Aviation Benefits Report

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — On the sidelines of ICAO’s 40th Assembly this week, the second edition Aviation Benefits Report was launched by the global air transport Industry High Level Group. Comprised of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation… Read the full press release

IATA: Trade War Impacting Air Freight Demand

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes…. Read the full press release

IATA: 2019 Global Airport & Passenger Symposium (GAPS) will focus on the theme of building capacity for the future

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 Global Airport & Passenger Symposium (GAPS) will focus on the theme of building capacity for the future. “More people want to fly. And the needs and expectations of travelers—new and old—are constantly evolving. Keeping pace with these demands is a… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

Seoul hosts the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

Seoul, Korea, 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — 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, and held for the first time in the… Read the full press release

IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release

IATA announces the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Singapore, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards as: – Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International – Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council – Mark Pilling, Vice President Publishing and Conferences,… Read the full press release

Hong Kong International Airport recognised as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh)

Pioneering High Standards for Handling Perishable Cargo HONG KONG, CHINA, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a Partner Airport of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (IATA CEIV Fresh), the first airport community in the world to receive… Read the full press release

IATA called for the modernization of air cargo processes

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized. The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization,… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — 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 air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach… Read the full press release

IATA at AVSEC World conference in Miami: stakeholders must focus on global standards, information-sharing, risk-based analysis and emerging threats to secure aviation

Miami, FL, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach 8.2 billion by 2037. “Flying is secure. But keeping it that way… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association launches the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards to recognize and encourage industry excellence. Three categories of leadership in gender diversity and inclusion will be awarded: Inspirational Role Model Award: Will be presented to a female (30+) who holds a senior position… Read the full press release

IATA to focus on Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security at the 2019 AVSEC World Conference, Miami, 26-28 February

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security” will be the theme for the 2019 AVSEC World Conference (Miami, 26-28 February). “Innovations in security screening technology, passenger processing and risk management have contributed to improvements in aviation security and the customer experience…. Read the full press release

IATA calls on the government of Jordan to ensure that aviation continues to be prioritized as a key economic enabler

Amman, Jordan, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Jordan to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic growth and development. Aviation already supports close to $2.2 billion in economic activity and 70,000 jobs in Jordan, including the catalytic benefits… Read the full press release

IATA announces the retirement of Baojian ZHANG, Regional Vice President for North Asia

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces the retirement of Baojian ZHANG, IATA’s Regional Vice President (RVP) for North Asia effective 14 December 2018. Zhang joined IATA from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in 1994 and founded IATA’s operations in China. Under Zhang’s strong leadership, IATA… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Karen Clayton as Corporate Secretary

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2016. As Corporate Secretary, Clayton will ensure… Read the full press release

IATA reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marks ten years of joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions. “Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint… Read the full press release

IATA: global passenger traffic data for August 2018 shows demand up 6.4% YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2018 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was slightly above the 6.1% annual increase for July. August capacity (available seat kilometers or… Read the full press release

IATA: demand for global air freight measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose 2.3% in August 2018 YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was… Read the full press release

IATA calls on government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development

Port Louis, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development. “The leaders of Mauritius have always understood that air connectivity is vital. As we celebrate the first half-century of… Read the full press release

IATA: Global passenger traffic demand rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017

Geneva, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers… Read the full press release

IATA and CFM International partnership to lead increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services on engines

Geneva, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with CFM International (CFM) that will lead to increased competition in the market for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) on engines manufactured by CFM, a 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. “Airlines… Read the full press release

Airports and Airlines come together to help combat human trafficking

Montreal, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this… Read the full press release

IATA expects solid performance for airlines despite rising costs in 2018

MONTREAL, Canada, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA announced its expectation for airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion (4.1% net margin) in 2018. This is a solid performance despite rising costs, primarily fuel and labor, but also the upturn in the interest rate cycle. These rising costs are the main driver… Read the full press release

IATA strengthens partnership with The African Airline Association

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Airline Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation. The MoU was signed by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AFRAA’s Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthé on the sidelines of the 74th IATA… Read the full press release

IATA and Deloitte publish airport privatization guidance

​Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take… Read the full press release