IATA: the 2017 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on sustaining airline financial health

Geneva, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2017 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on sustaining airline financial health and speeding delivery of industry initiatives to support this goal. 2017 will be another year of solid financial performance for the airline industry. It will also mark the third… Read the full press release

IATA and Airlines for America launch campaign on baggage tracking

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America(A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43… Read the full press release

IATA moves toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more than 100 markets. IATA also announced that Featurespace was selected to… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots

Montreal, Canada— /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots to maximize the country’s air infrastructure and ensure its flourishing air industry remains competitive. The recently-proposed slot system by Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission COFECE deviates from global standards in the… Read the full press release

IATA: YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018

Geneva, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018. The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on 28 June 2017. The rescinding of YY fares reflects the dramatic transformation that continues… Read the full press release

IATA: global air freight demand grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to same period previous year

Geneva, 2017-Jul-06 — /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), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was up from the 8.7% annual growth recorded in April 2017 and is more than… Read the full press release

IATA opened its 73rd AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico; Aeroméxico CEO Andres Conesa elected AGM President

Cancun, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened its 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico, with around 1,000 industry leaders and media in attendance. The meeting is being hosted by Aeroméxico. “It is fitting that we are holding the 73rd AGM and World… Read the full press release

IATA launches the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations

Bangkok, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok. “Improving ramp safety and reducing damage to aircraft and ground equipment through better education and training is… Read the full press release

IATA sets outs strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement the Kyrgyz Republic

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU sets out a strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosted successful IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Doha, Qatar

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017 highlighted best safety practices Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the pivotal global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme last week in Doha, Qatar. Hosted by Qatar Airways, the event brought together more than… Read the full press release

IATA, the Joint Inspection Group and Airlines for America to strengthen Safety and Quality Assurance in aviation fueling

St Petersburg, RUSSIA, 2017-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fueling activities. “Maintaining the quality of the aviation fuel supply and the supporting infrastructure and… Read the full press release

Global Passenger Traffic Rises in First Quarter

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity grew 6.1% and load factor climbed by half a percentage point to 80.4%,… Read the full press release

14% Increase in Global Air Freight Demand in March

Montreal, Canada, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2017 demand growth results for global air freight markets showing a 14% expansion measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. This was the fastest pace of growth recorded since October 2010. Freight capacity, measured… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753

Qatar Airways Meets Requirements One Year In Advance Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires the airline to track every piece… Read the full press release

Space Food Offered To Passengers of S7 Airlines

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — On the Cosmonautics Day, the 12th of April, S7 Airlines offers passengers of some flights the unusual meals in tubes eaten by real cosmonauts. The passengers of S7 Airlines flights from Moscow to Samara, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Chelyabinsk, and on the return flights to Moscow will be able to try out the space food. During the in-flight service, the flight attendants… Read the full press release

IATA calls on governments to urgently find alternatives to the large electronic items restrictions

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. The Case for Alternative Measures… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Canadian Government to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the Canadian Government to improve the competitiveness of its aviation sector by prioritizing the elimination of Crown Rents over consideration of airport privatization. “The Canadian government has already pocketed about C$5 billion as the historical landlord of airport property. That’s a… Read the full press release

Safety and Sustainability to be Addressed in Inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Creating Sustainable and Safe Operations in an Interconnected World” will be the theme for the inaugural Safety and Flight Ops Conference. This is the successor event to the successful IATA Ops Conference, with an increased emphasis on safety content. “Safety… Read the full press release

IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017 goes to Astral Aerial Solutions for its Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Concept for Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Kenya based Astral Aerial Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2017, for the company’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Concept for Africa. The award was presented at the 11th World Cargo Symposium… Read the full press release

IATA and Hasan Kalyoncu University partner to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport

Gaziantep, Turkey, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul Airport. Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul New Airport is forecast to be one of the largest in the world, with… Read the full press release

IATA applauds Canada’s order restricting the use of drones around airports and other high risk areas

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Cargo Handling Manual to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced, during the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations. The ICHM is the… Read the full press release

IATA calls on air cargo industry to accelerate modernization

Abu Dhabi, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAC expand aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies

Montreal, Canada, 2017-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies. IATA and ENAC agreed to: Jointly plan new advanced master programs by aviation sector (airlines and… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines announces new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China)

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, announces the opening of new flights from Moscow to Urumqi (China). Tickets are available now. Direct flights will be performed to the airport of Urumqi starting April 30, 2017,on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will depart from Moscow airport Domodedovo at… Read the full press release

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard integrated into UNCTAD automated customs management system

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDA World, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures. The integration of… Read the full press release

IATA and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) settled their dispute

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA’s Timatic database and the Travel Information Manual (TIM). The publication of travel documentation requirements for the benefit of the global air travel industry is one… Read the full press release

IATA urges EU policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing sustainable fuels use for air transport

Geneva, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to incentivize sustainable fuels, and urged policy-makers to go even further in prioritizing their use for air transport. The largest user of renewable fuels, the road transport sector, has increasing options to… Read the full press release

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa

Casablanca, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs Curbing the spate of… Read the full press release

IATA unveils Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool to help defeat smugglers of endangered species

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2016-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of an Airport Wildlife Trafficking Assessment Tool which will help defeat smugglers of endangered species. The Assessment Tool, developed in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO) with support from the USAID ROUTES Partnership, will be piloted with WCO… Read the full press release