IATA thanks the Brazilian government for its support to the aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would like to extend its thanks to the Brazilian government for its support for the aviation industry which is being massively disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Aviation is going through an unprecedented crisis. The predicted losses in revenue for the… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators for flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented… Read the full press release

IATA: air cargo a vital partner in delivering much-needed support to contain the spread of COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 10 years

Awards established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor for 10 years Winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today (03 March 2020) that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity &… Read the full press release

Travelport achieves level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA

Langley, UK, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, the leading technology company serving the global travel industry has achieved level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from IATA. This certification confirms Travelport is able to provide full offer and order management and servicing of an NDC booking, complementing the current capabilities of voiding tickets… Read the full press release

IATA reinforces cooperation with International Post Corporation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have today (18 February 2020) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. The aim for both IATA and IPC is to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure,… Read the full press release

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation to deliver the keynote lunch address at IATA’s Legal Symposium

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will deliver the keynote lunch address at IATA’s Legal Symposium taking place in New York City, New York on 19-21 February. The Symposium will be opened by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director… Read the full press release

IATA partners with International Union of Railways (UIC)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Union of Railways (UIC), to strengthen their cooperation in standard setting and interoperability initiatives, with a focus on data exchange standards supporting intermodal travel. Under the MoU, the collaboration opportunities will… Read the full press release

British Airways and Iberia earned IATA NDC Certification NDC@Scale status

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and Iberia have today (December 19, 2019) announced that both airlines have achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA) NDC Certification NDC@Scale status. This is another significant step made by both airlines, demonstrating their commitment to, and continuous investment in, improving and enhancing NDC capabilities for… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways confirms the renewal of its status under IATA’s Environmental Assessment programme

Qatar Airways continues to meet the industry standard for environmental management, while extending scope to be the most comprehensive in the industry. DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was proud to receive recognition of its continued commitment to environmental management at International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors meeting last week…. Read the full press release

dnata Brazil awarded IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Registration

Recife, Brazil, 2019-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata has marked an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to safety and security in Brazil. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata Brazil the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling… Read the full press release

New passenger awareness campaign Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly takes off in Norway

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supported by airports group Avinor, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway, and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, has launched a new passenger awareness campaign called Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly to encourage passengers to think carefully about their alcohol consumption before boarding flights. Unruly passenger incidents… Read the full press release

IATA launches Accelerate@IATA to address innovation issues at the industry level

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the creation of Accelerate@IATA, an industry level innovation platform designed to support airlines and their value chain partners by speeding up new technology implementation around IATA standards. The program brings together airlines, value chain partners, and startups to pinpoint problems, find solutions… Read the full press release

IATA looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks forward to the entry into force of Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14) on 1 January 2020. MP14 enhances the capacity of states to curb the escalation in the severity and frequency of unruly behavior on board aircraft. This follows the 26 November 2019… Read the full press release

IATA called on African Aviation to prioritize Safety, Cost-competitiveness, Opening the continent to travel and trade, and Gender diversity

Mauritius, 2019-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people’s lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The four priorities are:  Safety Cost-competitiveness… Read the full press release

dnata certified by IATA’s CEIV Pharma for its pharma handling processes at Dubai World Central

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its state-of-the-art cargo facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The accreditation complements dnata’s existing CEIV Pharma certification… Read the full press release

IATA 2019 Global Passenger Survey shows passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective and in-depth insights into the preferences and behaviors of air… Read the full press release

IATA: Technology to Drive Advances in Passenger Experience and Infrastructure

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the center of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre… Read the full press release

IATA: Continued Prioritization of Aviation Essential to Supporting Jobs and GDP Growth in UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented its latest study on the importance of air transport to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) showing that ongoing prioritization of aviation as a key strategic asset could generate an additional 620,000 jobs and an extra USD 80 billion in GDP… Read the full press release

IATA: US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-10 — /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), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the… Read the full press release

IATA commended the significant progress made at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the significant progress made by governments at the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Environment was at the top of the agenda, and after some robust discussions between states, there were two critical outcomes:  The ICAO Council will… Read the full press release

Global air transport Industry High Level Group launches the second edition Aviation Benefits Report

Montreal, Canada, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — On the sidelines of ICAO’s 40th Assembly this week, the second edition Aviation Benefits Report was launched by the global air transport Industry High Level Group. Comprised of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation… Read the full press release

IATA: Airline Industry Retailing Symposium will address transforming legacy distribution and payment processes into a digital retailing environment

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — “In the digital world, consumers expect to shop for travel with the same conveniences they enjoy with other online retail experiences. They want relevant, customized offers that are easily accessible on the device of their choice—which is increasingly mobile. But there is a gap in what they experience…. Read the full press release

IATA study: more competitive air transport sector in Poland could foster prosperity and generate new jobs

Warsaw, Poland, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new study showing that a more competitive air transport sector in Poland could generate an additional €3 billion in extra GDP to the nation’s economy and more than 8,000 jobs by 2037. An IATA study, Poland Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, recommends… Read the full press release

IATA calls for cooperation between the Government of Panamá and the air transport industry

Panamá City, Panamá, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today (10 September 2019) called on the Government of Panamá to work with the air transport industry to address the challenges and find joint solutions in order to meet the growing demand for air connectivity in the country and hence supporting… Read the full press release

IATA: Trade War Impacting Air Freight Demand

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-08 — /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), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes…. Read the full press release

IATA: 2019 Global Airport & Passenger Symposium (GAPS) will focus on the theme of building capacity for the future

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 Global Airport & Passenger Symposium (GAPS) will focus on the theme of building capacity for the future. “More people want to fly. And the needs and expectations of travelers—new and old—are constantly evolving. Keeping pace with these demands is a… Read the full press release

IATA: 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) to focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on the theme of shaping a sustainable future together: airlines, IATA and partners. The world’s airlines are expected to report their 10th consecutive annual profit in 2019, but earnings are being squeezed. In June IATA… Read the full press release

IATA: Competitiveness of Swiss aviation crucial for jobs and prosperity

Zurich, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the competitiveness of Switzerland’s air transport sector could generate an additional 36,000 jobs and nearly CHF 13 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. An IATA study, Switzerland Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, recommends that to maximize the… Read the full press release

Flybe becomes the first regional airline in the world to be awarded IATA Level 4 NDC certification

Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status High performance access to real time data for travel trade Exeter, England, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC)… Read the full press release