IATA Report Calls for Sustainable Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics in Aviation

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a comprehensive report, “Reassessing Single Use Plastics Products in the Airline Sector,” aiming to assist airlines, regulators, and the airline supply chain in mitigating the environmental impacts of single-use plastic products (SUPP) in aviation. With the backdrop of the United Nations Environmental Program’s initiative to… Read the full press release

IATA and Smart Freight Centre Collaborate to Standardize Air Cargo Emissions Calculation

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) have teamed up to enhance CO2 emissions calculations for air cargo shipments, marking a significant stride in global decarbonization efforts within the air transport sector. Through their partnership, the organizations will focus on refining the cargo component of IATA’s CO2 Connect… Read the full press release

IATA and Pharma.Aero Collaborate to Elevate CEIV Pharma Certification Standards

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Pharma.Aero have partnered to enhance IATA’s Certification for the Excellence in Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV Pharma) program, a globally recognized mark of quality in pharmaceutical product handling. Through a two-year study involving stakeholders from certified entities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and air logistics professionals, opportunities for program improvement were… Read the full press release

IATA Launches Digitalization Leadership Charter to Drive Air Cargo Industry Innovation

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduces the Digitalization Leadership Charter during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong, with leading air cargo entities including Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, and Lufthansa Cargo as inaugural signatories. Aimed at accelerating the industry’s digital transformation, the charter outlines five guiding principles developed in consultation with… Read the full press release

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Achieve IEnvA Sustainability Certification, Strengthening Hub’s Global Position

Further strengthening Hong Kong’s position as the world’s leading air cargo hub (IN SHORT) Cathay Cargo Terminal and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) have become the first cargo handling companies in Asia to achieve the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) certification. IEnvA assesses aviation stakeholders’ commitment to improving environmental and… Read the full press release

Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training Honored with IATA CBTA Center Innovation Awards

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) bestowed the IATA Competency-Based Training and Assessment Center (CBTA Center) Innovation Awards upon Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training. Butterfly Aero Training received recognition for its AI ChatBot, offering personalized, interactive learning experiences, while Emirates was lauded for its Li-Battery Acceptance App, providing immediate guidance on transporting lithium… Read the full press release

IATA Opens Nominations for 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Awards

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has commenced nominations for the 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Awards, welcoming submissions from individuals and organizations in the aviation sector until April 17, 2024. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognize excellence in diversity and inclusion across three categories: the Inspirational Role Model Award, the High… Read the full press release

IATA Chief Reflects on Aviation’s Past, Present, and Future at Industry Event

(IN SHORT) At a recent industry event, the Chief of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided insights into the aviation industry’s trajectory, emphasizing the progress and challenges faced in recent years. Reflecting on the industry’s recovery post-pandemic, he highlighted strong domestic market performance and gradual international market improvement. Looking ahead, he discussed anticipated growth,… Read the full press release

Global Air Cargo Demand Rebounds in 2023, Strong Q4 Performance Despite Challenges

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that global air cargo demand rebounded in 2023, with a particularly strong performance in the fourth quarter, despite economic uncertainties. Full-year demand was slightly below 2022 and 2019 levels. December 2023 witnessed a robust performance, with global demand exceeding 2022 levels. While demand was shy… Read the full press release

RwandAir Commits to Safety Leadership Charter by Joining IATA’s Safety Initiative

(IN SHORT) RwandAir, one of Africa’s prominent airlines, has officially joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Safety Leadership Charter, becoming the second African airline to do so after Ethiopian Airlines. The IATA Safety Leadership Charter focuses on strengthening organizational safety culture, aligning with IATA’s Collaborative Aviation Safety Improvement Program (CASIP) under the “Focus Africa”… Read the full press release

IATA and ICAO Extend Collaboration on Global Standards for Safe Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have renewed their longstanding partnership to establish and implement worldwide standards for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. This agreement reinforces their commitment to ensuring the safe handling of dangerous goods in aviation through globally recognized guidelines and… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Earns IATA Recertification for Perishable Cargo Handling Excellence

(IN SHORT) Singapore Airlines (SIA) has achieved recertification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its handling of perishable products through its Singapore hub. The three-year re-certification, effective from February 1, 2024, is based on IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations, acknowledging SIA’s ongoing commitment to the highest food safety standards in the air freight industry… Read the full press release

Global Air Cargo Demand Surges with 8.3% Growth in November 2023, Shows IATA Data

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a substantial year-on-year growth of 8.3% in global air cargo demand for November 2023, marking the strongest growth in nearly two years, albeit partially due to a weaker November 2022. The increase in demand was driven by a fourth consecutive month of strengthening cargo requirements. While… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways CEO Engr. Badr Al-Meer Elected to IATA Board of Governors and Joins AACO Executive Committee

Engr. Badr Al-Meer is also announced as a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) (IN SHORT) Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA represents approximately 320 airlines worldwide,… Read the full press release

IATA Harnesses Advanced Data Analytics to Enhance Aviation Safety and Sustainability

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled enhanced analytical capabilities within its Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program, utilizing big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to drive improvements in aviation safety, operational efficiency, and sustainability. GADM aggregates data from various sources, including the Incident Data Exchange (IDX) and Flight Data eXchange… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo, IATA, and Airport Authority Hong Kong Achieve Milestone with World-First ONE Record Shipment from Dongguan for Export via Hong Kong

Cathay Cargo accepts shipment in the Greater Bay Area using IATA ONE Record protocols prior to journey by sea and unloading for export from Hong Kong International Airport Hong Kong, China, 2023-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Cargo has worked with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK)… Read the full press release

dnata Achieves IATA Environmental Management Certification, Leading the Way in Sustainable Aviation Services in the UAE

Recognition underscores dnata’s commitment to sustainability Dubai, UAE, 2023-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has become the first combined air services provider to receive the International Air Transport Association’ (IATA) environmental management certification as a recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability across its diverse portfolio of businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…. Read the full press release

Global Airlines Join Forces: IATA Safety Leadership Charter Aims to Elevate Aviation Safety Culture

Hanoi, Vietnam, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Safety leaders from more than 20 airlines are the first signatories: Air Canada Emirates Airline Philippine Airlines Air India Ethiopian Airlines… Read the full press release

IATA Expresses Concern Over Reduction in Amsterdam Schiphol Slots Starting Summer 2024

Schiphol, Netherlands, 2023-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association reacted to confirmation from the Dutch Slot coordinator at Amsterdam Schiphol of the reductions in slots from Summer 2024. IATA Deputy Director General Conrad Clifford said: “The news that airlines operating at Schiphol will lose slots from Summer 2024 confirms our worst… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Theme and Co-Host Airline for World Financial Symposium and World Passenger Symposium 2023

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ”Value Creation – Unlock the Potential” will be the theme of the joint World Financial Symposium (WFS) and World Passenger Symposium (WPS). The event will take place 25-26 October 2023 in Chicago, USA, with United Airlines as the co-host airline…. Read the full press release

International Aviation Associations Urge Postponement of Controversial Schiphol Airport Flight Cuts Amid Legal Disputes and Economic Concerns

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for America (A4A), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and European Regions Airline Association (ERA) warned that the proposed cuts to flight numbers at Schiphol airport must not proceed under the leadership of a caretaker government. This matter remains before the… Read the full press release

Emirates Achieves IATA Environmental Certifications, Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability and Wildlife Protection

Dubai, UAE, 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has reinforced its commitment to environmentally responsible practices by achieving IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) Stage One and the IEnvA Illegal Wildlife Trade module certifications. The IEnvA system is an industry-leading and comprehensive environmental management system and Emirates has implemented Stage One of its core scope comprising… Read the full press release

IATA and AFRAA Collaborate to Enhance African Aviation’s Role in Development Through Focus Africa Initiative

Nairobi, Kenya, 2023-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) announced that AFRAA is joining the Focus Africa initiative. Focus Africa aims to maximize the contribution of aviation to development across the African Continent by better serving passengers and shippers. Under Focus Africa, private and public… Read the full press release

Aer Lingus Achieves IATA “Airline Retailing Maturity” Status, Strengthening Partnership with Travel Agencies

Dublin, Ireland, 2023-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Aer Lingus has announced that it has been granted the International Air Transport Association (IATA) “Airline Retailing Maturity” status  as an airline, under the ARM index Program. This status recognises that Aer Lingus has a shared goal of modern retailing with our travel agency partners. This is a… Read the full press release

Global Air Travel Continues to Rebound: June 2023 Sees 31% Increase in Passenger Traffic

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the post-COVID recovery momentum continued in June for passenger markets. Total traffic in June 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.0% compared to June 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 94.2% of pre-COVID levels. For the first… Read the full press release

Cathay Cargo Receives IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries Certification, Ensuring Safe Air Cargo Transport Amid Growing E-commerce

The CEIV quality-assurance adds to Cathay Cargo’s existing, industry-leading mitigations for lithium-ion battery shipments Hong Kong, China, 2023-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Cargo and the Cathay Cargo Terminal have received the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification. With this new accreditation, both Cathay Cargo and the Cathay… Read the full press release

Aviation Day 2023 Kicks Off in Hong Kong, Gathering Global Industry Leaders to Discuss Future of Air Travel and Cargo in the Greater Bay Area

HONG KONG, 2023-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation Day 2023, a signature conference for the global aviation industry, kicked off in Hong Kong. Co-hosted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the two-day event held at AsiaWorld Expo was attended by more than 1,000 aviation industry professionals from… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to Drive Safer and More Efficient Aviation Operations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-21 September 2023 under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations.” Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. The event brings together the… Read the full press release

IATA and Aviation Impact Accelerator Partner to Accelerate Aviation Sector’s Path to Net-Zero Emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), an international industry-academia partnership based at the University of Cambridge, announced a collaboration to accelerate the aviation sector’s transition to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The two organizations will assess the financial implications of reaching aviation’s 2050… Read the full press release

IATA to Publish Annual Track Zero Report on Aviation’s Progress Towards Net Zero Emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will publish an annual Track Zero report using IATA’s Net Zero Tracking Methodology to report industry-level progress towards aviation’s commitment to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Net Zero Tracking Methodology and related reporting process were developed with industry experts. IATA will… Read the full press release