Flybe becomes the first regional airline in the world to be awarded IATA Level 4 NDC certification

Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status High performance access to real time data for travel trade Exeter, England, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC)… Read the full press release

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the European Commission, European Governments and ANSPs to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports are able to charge prices that would otherwise not… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines Academy extends partnership with IATA

Kelana Jaya, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAB Academy) extended its partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), strengthening its position as the regional aviation learning hub. This is MAB Academy’s second year of being the official Regional Training Partner for IATA. A signing ceremony event was held at the Academy… Read the full press release

IATA and the Animal Transport Association partner to encourage industry adoption of CEIV Live Animals

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transport Association (ATA) have joined forces to encourage industry adoption of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). This was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IATA and ATA… 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

Qatar Aviation Services exhibits at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), participated as a silver sponsor at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference that took place in Madrid, Spain from 26-29 May. For the second consecutive year, QAS participated in what is widely recognised as the most prestigious event on the ground handling industry… 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’s Nick Careen speaks at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo. The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first; Implementing global standards; Accelerating the speed of innovation and process… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… 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 its 2019 Premier Circle winners as and its regional top performing training partners

New Delhi, India, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its 2019 Premier Circle winners as well as its regional top performing training partners as part of its prestigious recognition program. More than 450 IATA global training partners are evaluated on select criteria, such as the quality of training delivered… Read the full press release

IATA urges the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness

Bucharest, Romania, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the Romanian government to focus on aviation competitiveness as a means to strengthen the economy of Romania. In addition, Romania’s Presidency of the European Union gives it a powerful opportunity to push policies for stronger aviation competitiveness across the whole of… 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

Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019

Singapore, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognized for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore…. Read the full press release

dnata’s facility in Dallas certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma)

Dallas, Texas, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its new, state-of-the-art cargo facility in Dallas. The prestigious accreditation demonstrates dnata’s capability to move pharma products under the strictest standards. dnata opened… 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

Cathay Pacific Services Limited becomes one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification

Cathay Pacific Services Limited recognised for perishables handling; world’s first to receive IATA CEIV Fresh certification Hong Kong, China, 2019-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific congratulates Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL), its wholly-owned subsidiary, on becoming one of the first organisations to be awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification, a globally-recognised perishable product handling accreditation…. 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

Qatar Airways partners with IATA to promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry

Airline committed to supporting IATA’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards for the next ten years DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to partner with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry. The… 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

Checkport, a Swissport subsidiary, the only Swiss company to obtain IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator”

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd, is the first and only Swiss company having obtained the IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator” and may from now on carry out third country validations for air carriers. ACC3 stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union… 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

GTA dnata certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto

Accreditation demonstrates GTA dnata’s capability to move pharma products under strictest standards   Toronto, Canada, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — GTA dnata, dnata’s joint-venture company in Canada, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities in Toronto.  GTA dnata is the first ground services provider to be… 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

ENAV and IATA present the first edition of the Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, Italy, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — ENAV (the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented the first edition of the Italian National Airspace Strategy. Air travel is set to grow 50% across Europe over the next 20 years. The goal of the air traffic management (ATM) network in… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release