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

S7 Airlines the only Russian airline to receive GREEN status from IATA Fast Travel Program

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is the first airline in Russia to receive a certificate confirming its GREEN status in the Fast Travel Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The program is aimed at simplifying airport procedures for passengers. IATA appreciated S7 Airlines’s efforts to improve passenger self-service options that ensure a faster and more convenient flight… 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

PANSA and IATA announce the publication of the first edition of an Airspace Strategy for Poland

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of the first edition of an Airspace Strategy for Poland (ASP). The demand for aviation in Poland is expected to double in the next two decades, generating an estimated 1.5 million… 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

Oman adopts IATA’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard as contract of carriage for international airfreight shipments

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — In-line with the Government plans to implement international best practices in business, Oman has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper airway bill – the contract of carriage for international airfreight shipments. The introduction of the e-AWB standard in… 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

Oman Air again successfully passes the IATA Operational Safety Audit

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has successfully passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) once again. From 26 to 30 August, Oman Air was subject to an IOSA Renewal Audit, conducted by Aviation Quality Services, an audit organisation, accredited by IATA. IOSA seeks… 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

Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing. “Initiatives like the New Distribution Capability… Read the full press release

Aviation and aerospace stakeholders will launch a global study on effective ways to advance women into leadership roles

​Five Aviation/Aerospace stakeholders launch global study on Women in Leadership Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry will launch a global study – “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling” – to identify and promote means by which the aviation and aerospace industry can more effectively recruit and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways leads the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training as IATA’s global launch partner of RampVR™

Airline innovates to establish global best-practice training and safety standards on airport ramps on its worldwide network RampVR™ is the world’s first virtual reality training tool for aviation ground operations DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is leading the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training, as IATA’s global launch partner… Read the full press release

IATA and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority partner for the improvement of aviation safety

Kigali, Rwanda, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety. Under the MoU, the parties will work together to establish a framework for using the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to… 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