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

IATA to Latin America and Caribbean governments: focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework

Santiago, Chile, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework. By concentrating on these areas, the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized while accommodating the region’s expanding demand for… Read the full press release

IATA: total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for February 2018 rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs)… Read the full press release

IATA and CAAS to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore

IATA and CAAS to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore   Geneva, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC)… Read the full press release

IATA moves to a larger office including a Global Delivery Center in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is growing its presence in Singapore with the move to a larger office that is able to accommodate 40% more employees, including a Global Delivery Center (GDC). “2018 marks IATA’s 49th year in Singapore. From a small office in 1969, today Singapore is… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAV to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. ENAV and IATA will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation… Read the full press release

IATA and the African Development Bank to establish framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the country

MANILA, Philippines, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the development of the country by (1) addressing airport infrastructure deficiencies in Manila, (2) abandoning proposals for increased taxation on aviation and (3)… Read the full press release

IATA: YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018

Geneva, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018. The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on 28 June 2017. The rescinding of YY fares reflects the dramatic transformation that continues… Read the full press release

IATA: global air freight demand grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to same period previous year

Geneva, 2017-Jul-06 — /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), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was up from the 8.7% annual growth recorded in April 2017 and is more than… Read the full press release

IATA opened its 73rd AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico; Aeroméxico CEO Andres Conesa elected AGM President

Cancun, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened its 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico, with around 1,000 industry leaders and media in attendance. The meeting is being hosted by Aeroméxico. “It is fitting that we are holding the 73rd AGM and World… Read the full press release

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in First Quarter

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and load factor climbed by half a percentage point to 80.4%,… Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

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