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

IATA announces the launch of the NDC Matchmaker

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the NDC Matchmaker, a free web-based tool to bring more visibility to travel distribution stakeholders that are collaborating on implementations of the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC Matchmaker enables airlines, travel sellers and content aggregators (such as global… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the European Commission, European Governments and ANSPs to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to make urgent improvements to European air traffic management. The priority should be to cut carbon emissions and address the unnecessary costs and flight delays suffered by passengers from inefficient airspace routes… Read the full press release

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive (ACD) which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers. Nearly 60% of passengers in Europe pass through just 25 airports. Many airports are able to charge prices that would otherwise not… Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines Academy extends partnership with IATA

Kelana Jaya, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAB Academy) extended its partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), strengthening its position as the regional aviation learning hub. This is MAB Academy’s second year of being the official Regional Training Partner for IATA. A signing ceremony event was held at the Academy… Read the full press release

IATA and the Animal Transport Association partner to encourage industry adoption of CEIV Live Animals

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transport Association (ATA) have joined forces to encourage industry adoption of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). This was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IATA and ATA… Read the full press release

IATA research shows passengers want governments to encourage development of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on European governments considering a Dutch proposal for an EU-wide tax on air tickets to listen to what their citizens want. IATA-commissioned research shows that air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to… Read the full press release

Qatar Aviation Services exhibits at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), participated as a silver sponsor at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference that took place in Madrid, Spain from 26-29 May. For the second consecutive year, QAS participated in what is widely recognised as the most prestigious event on the ground handling industry… Read the full press release

Seoul hosts the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit

Seoul, Korea, 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Seoul, Republic of Korea, for the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS). Hosted by Korean Air, and held for the first time in the… Read the full press release

IATA’s Nick Careen speaks at the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo. The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first; Implementing global standards; Accelerating the speed of innovation and process… Read the full press release

IATA releases new report on French air transport regulatory competitiveness

Paris, France, 2019-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that a strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly €60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new IATA report… Read the full press release

IATA: Weak Air Freight Demand Continues

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-May-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), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. While this is a significant improvement on the 4.9% contraction in February, in seasonally… Read the full press release