IATA announces the appointment of Pegasus Airlines’ Mehmet Tevfik Nane as new Chair of the IATA Board of Governors

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Pegasus Airlines Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) Mehmet Tevfik Nane has assumed his duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM)… Read the full press release

IATA announces winners of the 2022 IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the third edition of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards:  Inspirational Role Model: Güliz Öztürk – CEO, Pegasus Airlines, High Flyer Award: Kanchana Gamage – Founder and Director, The Aviatrix Project, Diversity & Inclusion Team: airBaltic. “The IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize individuals… Read the full press release

IATA appoints Dr. Xie Xingquan as Regional Vice President for North Asia

Beijing, China, 2022-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Dr. Xie Xingquan as its Regional Vice President for North Asia with effect from today (15 June 2022). Dr. Xie has held various appointments in China, Canada and Singapore throughout his 24 year career in the aviation… Read the full press release

IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) Portal and IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) are successfully driving greater standardization of ground handling processes around the world.

Paris, France, 2022-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) Portal and IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) are successfully driving greater standardization of ground handling processes around the world. This is particularly important for the rapid build-up of operations as COVID-19… Read the full press release

IATA and ICP to cooperate on deployment of Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information System in the UAE

IATA and ICP to cooperate on deployment of Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information System in the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2022-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Federal Authorities for Identity, Citizen, Custom and Port Security (ICP) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to work together on the deployment of… Read the full press release

IATA in collaboration with Airline Catering Association released updated Standard Inflight Catering Agreement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in collaboration with the Airline Catering Association (ACA), have released an updated Standard Inflight Catering Agreement (SICA). The use of the standardized SICA template helps improve the efficiency of inflight catering procurement across the world. The release of the updated template… Read the full press release

34th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) to take place in Paris, France from 31 May to 2 June 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 34th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) will take place in Paris, France from 31 May to 2 June 2022. Under the theme – People, Purpose and Passion – Building a sustainable future for ground operations – the event will focus… Read the full press release

The 78th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit take place in Doha, Qatar on 19-21 June 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Recommended Practice Per-Passenger CO2 Calculation Methodology

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Recommended Practice Per-Passenger CO2 Calculation Methodology. IATA’s Methodology, using verified airline operational data, provides the most accurate calculation methodology for the industry to quantify CO2 emissions per passenger for a specific flight. As travelers, corporate… Read the full press release

ACI EUROPE and IATA welcome new EU Council Recommendation for travellers coming into the EU

Brussels/Geneva, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the adoption today (22 February 2022) of an EU Council Recommendation for external travellers coming into the EU and called for further action to help re-start air connectivity. The new regime aligns with the Recommendation… Read the full press release

New IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) portal launched to help airlines and GSPs

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IGOM Portal, a major support tool for the efficient implementation of the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM). IGOM is the established global industry standard for ground handling worldwide. The IGOM Portal is an online platform where, with… Read the full press release

IATA partners with GL Events to ramp up its conference activity as face-to-face events become possible again

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a partnership with GL Events to support association’s conference activities. Convening the air transport industry to share best practices and address critical issues is fundamental to IATA’s mission. Prior to COVID-19, IATA hosted on average 16 executive events annually, each attended by… Read the full press release

IATA and Carleton University team up to launch the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy

Montreal, Canada, 2022-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is partnering with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) in Ottawa, Canada, to launch the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy. The online, instructor-led program is aimed at both public policy makers and aviation professionals and will be delivered… Read the full press release

dnata receives IATA’s CEIV Pharma and CEIV Live Animal certifications in Brussels at its facilities in Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been certified by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its industry-leading pharma and live animal handling processes at its cargo facilities and the Animal Care & Inspection Centre at Brussels Airport (BRU). Stef Vanbinst, Managing Director of… Read the full press release

Oman Air granted ‘Airline Retailing Maturity status’ under IATA’s ARM Index Program

Muscat, Oman, 2022-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, today (17 01, 2022) announced that it has been granted ‘Airline Retailing Maturity status’ under IATA’s ARM Index Program. The certification recognizes that Oman Air uses Shop/Order capabilities compliant with the standard Enhanced and Simplified Distribution message… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Frederic Leger as Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger as the association’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services. Leger served in the role on an ad interim basis since July 2021, when IATA’s Commercial Products and Services Division was created as part of an… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo earns CEIV Live Animals certification by IATA

DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has long been committed to ensuring that all animals entrusted to the airline for transportation, receive the best care both on the ground and in the air. Now, following six months of intense process and product audits, Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to announce… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways performs the first-ever trade on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange ACE using the IATA Clearing House

Pioneering initiative opens a new chapter in the promotion of innovation towards environmental sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH)…. Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Marie Owens Thomsen as its Chief Economist

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Marie Owens Thomsen will join the Association as its Chief Economist effective 4 January 2022. Owens Thomsen will come from Banque Lombard Odier, where she has served as Head of Global Trends and Sustainability since 2020. Prior to that… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification program — Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification program— Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery – to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain. “Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Kenya has been awarded the IATA CEIV Fresh certification for perishable cargo, making it the only ground handler with this certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Swissport also is the first ground services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa to attain this standard. CEIV is IATA’s Center… Read the full press release

IATA approves resolution for global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C. “The world’s airlines have taken a… Read the full press release

IATA announces China Eastern Airlines as host of the 78th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that China Eastern Airlines will host the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on 19-21 June 2022. This will be the third time China will host the global gathering of aviation’s… Read the full press release

IATA urges governments to implement simplified risk management as borders re-open to international travel

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an end to wildly inconsistent COVID-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air transport. It urged governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of COVID-19 as borders re-open to international travel. “Travel restrictions bought governments… Read the full press release

IATA announces program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit (WATS), which is being held in conjunction with the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Boston, USA, 3-5 October. “I’m very excited that the World Air Transport Summit will again… Read the full press release

IATA appoints Philip Goh as Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific

Singapore, 2021-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Philip Goh as its Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific with effect from today (13 September 2021). Goh succeeds Conrad Clifford, who has been IATA’s Deputy Director General since 1 July 2021. Goh is a 34-year veteran of the… Read the full press release

dnata joins IATA’s 25by2025 gender diversity initiative

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first global air and travel services provider to sign up to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 initiative that aims to advance gender diversity in the aviation industry. Joining 62 airlines, dnata has committed to increasing the number of women in senior… Read the full press release

IATA July 2021 global air cargo market: demand up 8.6% vs July 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accept IATA Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers starting 30th of September 2021. Eventually this… Read the full press release

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