Training program launch: The IATA – UNIGE Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the… Read the full press release

Aviation decarbonisation projects supported by British Airways shortlisted for Government funding

Eight projects have been shortlisted for funding by the Department for Transport’s Green Fuels, Green Skies competition – part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, announced in November 2020  The grants will drive meaningful progress towards the development of sustainable aviation fuel plants in the UK and the decarbonization of the aviation industry  Projects… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… Read the full press release

Europe’s aviation sector welcomes proposal by the European Commission for Digital Green Certificate system

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Europe’s aviation sector welcomed today’s (17 March 2021) proposal by the European Commission for a Digital Green Certificate system. This proposal requires EU States to issue common, inter-operable and mutually-recognized certificates for COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery status that will facilitate free movement during the COVID pandemic and… Read the full press release

EASA releases guidance to help aviation operators and authorities manage drone incidents near airport

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance to help aviation operators and national authorities manage drone incidents near airports, a response to a number of recent events which have disrupted Europe’s air traffic at considerable expense to aviation operators, bringing inconvenience for passengers and posing… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes Government’s commitment to the continued development of the Hong Kong aviation hub

Hong Kong, China, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s commitment to strengthening Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness as a leading global aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the 2020 Policy Address given today (November 25, 2020) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR… Read the full press release

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

EASA welcomes first aviation companies to its charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The first aviation companies have signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) charter for the return to normal operations under COVID-19, pledging to work with their national authorities to put measures in place to support health safety – and to report back on their… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines for the safe restart of air transport in Europe. The EASA and ECDC guidelines are… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from Nigerian Government

Lagos, Nigeria, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. Air transport has ground to a halt in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along… Read the full press release

ITF and IATA call for support from governments to the aviation industry

Geneva/London, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ensure that air services can be maintained. The economic situation facing the aviation industry is severe. Air passenger demand is down 80%…. Read the full press release

IATA offers free access to online training courses for aviation workers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering free access to online training courses for up to 5,000 aviation workers as part of its efforts to help the industry through the COVID-19 crisis. Current employees—or those who wish to become a part of the aviation or related… Read the full press release

IATA thanks the Brazilian government for its support to the aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would like to extend its thanks to the Brazilian government for its support for the aviation industry which is being massively disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Aviation is going through an unprecedented crisis. The predicted losses in revenue for the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

Emirates puts the spotlight on women in aviation

All-women flight deck crew operate a freighter trip covering 6 cities across 4 continents ahead of International Women’s Day Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Women are making an increasing contribution to the aviation industry worldwide and are also directly supporting global exchanges in diverse areas facilitated by aviation such as international trade…. Read the full press release

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation and ACI World partner to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions. CANSO and ACI, in collaboration with aviation industry partners, have worked to identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and capacity while… Read the full press release

flydubai participates in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum

Since its inaugural flight the airline has carried more than 70,000 passengers Dubai, UAE, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based flydubai is participating in the first edition of the Uzbekistan Aviation Airports Logistics Forum in Tashkent providing the airline with an opportunity to mark its first successful year of operations to the Uzbek market…. Read the full press release

The CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive’s inspiring keynote address

This important global aviation summit was attended by and held under the patronage of Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communication, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti Qatar Airways GCEO addressed key aviation stakeholders from both the private and public sector on the resilience of the industry in the face of regulatory and operational disruptions… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to welcome high-level industry experts to the second edition of CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Over 40 high-level industry experts will speak at the summit, taking place in Doha from 5-6 February 2020 Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive will be joined by leaders from the European Parliament, European Commission, U.S. Department of Transportation, IATA, AFRAA, AACO, TIACA, IAG and other airline CEO’s and experts, in speaking at the two day… Read the full press release

Norwegian recognized with two awards at The Aviation 100 Awards

Airline wins CFO / Treasury Team of the Year and the Aviation 100 Equity Deal of the Year Norwegian recognised for multiple milestones throughout 2019 as airline continues strategic change moving from growth to profitability LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian received two coveted accolades at The Aviation 100 Awards held in… Read the full press release

A business jet refuelled with sustainable aviation fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (20.01.2020), a business aircraft was refuelled with a blend of sustainable and conventional fuel at Zurich Airport for the first time. Thanks to the close collaboration between Jet Aviation, Zurich Airport and Finnish renewable jet fuel producer Neste “Sustainable Aviation Fuel” (SAF) will be made available… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation Dubai and the University of South Wales Dubai to help support the development of aspiring aviation professionals

Basel, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation Dubai and the University of South Wales (USW) Dubai today (November 17, 2019) announced their cooperation to help support the development of aspiring aviation professionals. Effective immediately, Jet Aviation will provide required on-the-job training opportunities to students in Dubai enrolled at USW Dubai, while USW will support… Read the full press release

Qantas Group expands commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry

Sydney, Australia, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER delivered using sustainable aviation fuel

Boeing 777-300ER flown from Everett, WA to Japan using LanzaTech’s sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste gas derived ethanol. ANA selected by Japan’s NEDO for sustainable aviation fuel production, the latest effort by ANA to maintain its leadership in sustainability. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star… Read the full press release

Vietjet wins the best enterprise in the aviation sector for the ASEAN region at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — New-age carrier Vietjet has been named the best enterprise in the aviation sector for the ASEAN region. The airline received the honor on November 2, 2019 at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night, which was held within the framework of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand. On… Read the full press release

IATA: Continued Prioritization of Aviation Essential to Supporting Jobs and GDP Growth in UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its latest study on the importance of air transport to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) showing that ongoing prioritization of aviation as a key strategic asset could generate an additional 620,000 jobs and an extra USD 80 billion in GDP… Read the full press release