IATA calls Danish and Icelandic Air Navigation Service Providers to revoke planned increases in air traffic charges

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on both the Danish and Icelandic Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) to revoke the planned increases in air traffic charges set to come into effect on 1 January 2023. On average, the fees paid by airlines for crossing the airspace… Read the full press release

Emirates and IATA jointly held workshop on pilot training and flight safety

DUBAI, UAE, 2022-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — An aircraft flight deck can be a complex, challenging and high-threat environment that requires pilots to have intense focus and the ability to react and take informed decisions with agility, aided by technology. As demand for air travel increases phenomenally and airlines expand their operations, pilot training is… Read the full press release

2022 World Passenger Symposium to take place 1-3 November 2022 in Bahrain

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ‘Unlocking Value Creation by Putting the Customer First’ will be the theme of the 2022 World Passenger Symposium (WPS). The event will take place 1-3 November 2022 in Bahrain with Gulf Air as the host airline. “Like any business, airlines are… Read the full press release

ITC and IATA to cross-link information offerings to expand access to strategic information for trade and cargo professionals

London, Geneva, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) joined forces to improve access to global trade and air cargo supply chain information for businesses and air cargo professionals. Through this agreement, ITC and IATA will cross-link their information offerings, including data, to expand… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to host the IATA World Financial Symposium (WFS) in Doha on 19-22 September 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference will focus on ‘Reshaping Airline Resilience’, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport. Qatar Airways will host the biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial… Read the full press release

The biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial leaders since the beginning of the pandemic will be held in Doha, Qatar, 19-22 September 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference will focus on ‘Reshaping Airline Resilience’, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport. Qatar Airways will host the biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial… Read the full press release

IATA Recertification For the Safe Transportation of Live Animals for Air Canada Cargo positions the airline as an industry leader

Airline awarded the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) certificate In 2021, Air Canada Cargo safely transported over 11,500 different animal shipments across its network MONTREAL, CANADA, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada has become the first airline to be re-certified by the International Air Transport… Read the full press release

easyJet becomes the first low-cost carrier worldwide with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental Management System

London, UK, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has received IATA IEnvA stage 2 certification, making it the first low-cost carrier worldwide with a fully IATA IEnvA certified Environmental Management System (EMS). This follows its successful completion of the IATA IEnvA Stage 1 implementation, assessment, and certification earlier this year. The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA)… Read the full press release

The IATA World Cargo Symposium to focus on building resilience of the air cargo business

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) will focus on building resilience to further strengthen air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects. COVID-19 tested the resilience of the air cargo business. Despite challenging conditions, air cargo delivered critical medical supplies and vaccines across the… Read the full press release

IATA launches new online platform to help identify potential security risks and threats to operations and businesses

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of AVSEC Insight, an online platform offering users a comprehensive range of timely, open-source, information to aid in identifying potential security risks and threats to their operations and businesses. “Monitoring risks is both difficult and time-consuming, particularly for airlines… Read the full press release

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