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

IATA calls for harmonized biosafety measures for passengers across the Middle East as aviation restarts

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA has called on governments in the Middle East to harmonize biosafety measures for passengers across the region as aviation restarts. A global framework for restarting aviation while protecting public health has been agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and published in the Take-Off  guidance. However, inconsistent… Read the full press release

IATA calls on African governments to unblock bottlenecks in financial relief for air transport and tourism

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to unblock bottlenecks so that urgently needed financial relief pledged for air transport and tourism reaches the distressed businesses it is meant to help and implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart… Read the full press release

dnata USA earns IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration

Orlando, USA, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in the USA. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata USA the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes ICAO decision to use 2019 as a baseline for CORSIA

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). In 2022, the ICAO Assembly will consider if further amendments are… Read the full press release

IATA: May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May 2019. This was a mild uptick from the 94% annual decline recorded in April 2020. The improvement was driven by recovery in some… Read the full press release

dnata earned IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of… Read the full press release

IATA calls on Government of the Czech Republic to provide financial relief to its aviation industry

Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by urgently providing financial relief to its aviation industry. IATA estimates that as a result of the collapse in air traffic due to… Read the full press release

IATA interactive world map provides travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country. The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the dynamic… Read the full press release

IATA figures show Qatar Airways’ operations account for 17.8% of international passenger traffic and 7.2% of air cargo capacity

Qatar Airways’ share of international traffic more than triple its nearest competitor in April  The airline’s over 1.3 billion RPKs in April was more than its next four competitors combined DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — New independent data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearly reaffirms Qatar Airways as the airline… Read the full press release

IATA: Aviation-specific financial relief measures needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis on the Tunisian economy

Tunis, Tunisia, 2020-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Government of Tunisia to urgently provide financial relief measures for the aviation industry in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the nation’s economy. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Tunisian market… Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South African government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)  are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector to address the severe impact of the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol guidelines for the safe restart of air transport in Europe. The EASA and ECDC guidelines are… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi… Read the full press release

Air transport and tourism bodies call on international community to support the African Travel & Tourism sector

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector which employs some 24.6 million people on the African continent. Without urgent funding, the COVID-19 crisis could see a… Read the full press release

COVID-19: IATA calls for aviation-specific financial relief measures from Nigerian Government

Lagos, Nigeria, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector. Air transport has ground to a halt in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along… Read the full press release

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a critical part of a layered approach to biosecurity to be implemented temporarily when people return to traveling by air. IATA does not support… Read the full press release

IATA and the Universal Postal Union call on governments for more support on air capacity for postal services

Geneva/Berne, Switzerland, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis. Owing to the drastic 95% reduction in passenger… Read the full press release

Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA as Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020. Most recently, Mikosz was Group Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), during which time he served on… Read the full press release

IATA again calls for government relief measures as COVID-19 Impact Deepens in MENA

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in MENA deepen. The region’s airlines could lose $24 billion of passenger revenue compared to 2019. That is $5 billion more than was expected at the beginning… Read the full press release

IATA reveals evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines

Geneva , Switzerland, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released further evidence of the risk to jobs from the mounting financial crisis threatening European airlines, and called for urgent government action to preserve air services. IATA’s analysis shows that the potential revenue loss by European carriers in 2020 has grown… Read the full press release

ITF and IATA call for support from governments to the aviation industry

Geneva/London, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ensure that air services can be maintained. The economic situation facing the aviation industry is severe. Air passenger demand is down 80%…. Read the full press release

IATA offers free access to online training courses for aviation workers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering free access to online training courses for up to 5,000 aviation workers as part of its efforts to help the industry through the COVID-19 crisis. Current employees—or those who wish to become a part of the aviation or related… Read the full press release