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

IATA’s travel and tourism diploma courses now offered to US based travel industry professionals

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), a department of IATA serving the US travel and tourism industry, announced that IATA’s globally recognized travel and tourism diploma courses are now being offered to existing and aspiring travel industry professionals based… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Canadian government to further ease border restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s (19 July 2021) decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and… Read the full press release

Brendan Sullivan appointed IATA’s Global Head of Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Brendan Sullivan as IATA’s Global Head of Cargo with immediate effect. Sullivan has worked in air cargo for 20 years including spending 14 years at IATA. Since January, he has been acting Global Head of Cargo alongside… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Rolls-Royce Commitment to Open and competitive approach to its engine MRO services

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Rolls-Royce plc have signed a joint statement that clarifies the engine manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to an open and competitive approach to its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The document was finalized after several months of productive and collaborative dialogue… Read the full press release

IATA launches self-registration portal for IATA Travel Pass Lab Network

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network. IATA’s Lab Network provides a list of eligible lab locations around the globe so that travelers can easily find a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of the global supply chain by taking the lead in its third pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative, this time at its home hub in Hong Kong. The success of this pilot marks a… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes comments of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on US-EU travel

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is encouraged by comments of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC), that the EU will grant unrestricted access to vaccinated travelers from the US. “This is a step in the right direction. It gives hope to people… Read the full press release

IIATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups… Read the full press release

IATA calls on UK government to accelerate efforts to digitalize system used to manage passengers test and vaccine certificates

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that lengthy UK Border checks could pose a major risk for a recovery in international travel. As part of its preparations for re-opening the UK to international travel from 17 May, IATA called on the UK government to accelerate… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

IATA announces successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveler using the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can… Read the full press release

IATA calls on government of Spain for a roadmap to energize the economic recovery of Spain

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government and politicians in Spain to agree a roadmap to energize the economic recovery from COVID-19 by restarting air transport services once the health situation permits. More than 1.1 million jobs have been put at risk across the… 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

IATA postpones the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the postponement of the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit.  The event will be hosted by JetBlue Airways in Boston, USA on 3-5 October 2021. The event was originally scheduled for 27-29 June 2021, also in… Read the full press release

Oman Air certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been certified IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma), confirming the airline’s capabilities for safeguarding the integrity of time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products from point of origin to destination. In successfully… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways trials the new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app

From 11 March, passengers planning on travelling on the airline’s Doha to Istanbul route will begin trialling the digital platform offering a more safe, secure and contactless experience for travellers. In close collaboration with IATA, Travel Pass is the latest example of the award-winning carrier’s commitment to supporting the recovery of international travel DOHA, Qatar,… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport joins IATA CEIV Pharma program

Budapest, Hungary, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport is introducing a quality assurance system encompassing all phases of pharmaceutical transportation in Hungary, with the management of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The aim of the project, launched together with freight forwarder, transporter and ground handling companies, is to ensure that medical supplies… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Kamil Al-Awadhi as new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today (1 March 2021). “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the… Read the full press release

IATA releases the 10th edition of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Standards Manual

Montreal, Canada, 2021-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 10th edition of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Standards Manual is now available. The standards and recommended practices contained in the latest edition have been updated to align fully with corresponding guidelines issued by the International… Read the full press release

dnata adopts IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck solution

Leading air services provider adopts IATA’s innovative ‘DG AutoCheck’ solution globally Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first global air services provider to adopt the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform for the acceptance of dangerous goods shipments. IATA’s innovative solution will help dnata further enhance safety… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways trials new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app

In March 2021, passengers on the award-winning airline’s Doha to Istanbul route will begin trialling the digital platform enabling them to seamlessly travel between the two countries, in a more safe and secure way DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways targets becoming the first airline in the Middle East to begin… Read the full press release

Fraport AG’s exemplary handling of sensitive pharmaceutical products at Frankfurt Airport awarded renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport – Fraport’s expertise based on years of specialized logistics for pharmaceutical products Frankfurt, Germany, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA airline association has awarded Fraport AG renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification for exemplary handling of time-critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods at… Read the full press release

IATA elects SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson as Chairman of the Board of Governors from 2022

Stockholm, Sweden, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation’s international industry and trade organization IATA, which brings together 290 airlines globally, has in connection with its Annual General meeting elected SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) from 2022. In a year from now, Rickard Gustafson will take over… Read the full press release

IATA urges governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as a critical step to achieving its target to cut net emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. This target was reinforced by a resolution at IATA’s 76th Annual… Read the full press release

IATA helps airlines meet their climate commitments with the launch of its Aviation Carbon Exchange

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an important new tool to help airlines meet their climate commitments. ACE is the first centralized, real-time marketplace that is integrated with the IATA Clearing House (ICH) for the settlement of funds on trades… Read the full press release

IATA Travel Pass to support the safe reopening of borders

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19… Read the full press release

Newly enhanced IATA Travel Industry Designator Service now free of charge to travel agencies

Montreal, Canada, 2020-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has enhanced its Travel Industry Designator Service (TIDS) and will also no longer charge travel agencies to use the service. With the improved overall user experience, agencies can now self-manage their profile online, simplifying the processes for both themselves and the travel suppliers…. Read the full press release

ACI and IATA to governments: coordinated approach to testing can help safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity

Direct financial assistance and coordinated global action on testing needed  Montreal and Geneva, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the… Read the full press release

IATA: The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 testing of all travelers before departure

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil… Read the full press release