IATA expects solid performance for airlines despite rising costs in 2018

MONTREAL, Canada, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — IATA announced its expectation for airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion (4.1% net margin) in 2018. This is a solid performance despite rising costs, primarily fuel and labor, but also the upturn in the interest rate cycle. These rising costs are the main driver… Read the full press release

IATA strengthens partnership with The African Airline Association

SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Airline Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their cooperation. The MoU was signed by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AFRAA’s Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthé on the sidelines of the 74th IATA… Read the full press release

IATA and Deloitte publish airport privatization guidance

​Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports SYDNEY, Australia, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take… Read the full press release

Singapore-based SATS wins the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) Innovator Competition

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Singapore-based SATS Ltd, is the winner of the 2018 IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) Innovator Competition, for the company’s use of smartwatches for Technical Ramp Operations. The award was presented on 25th April 2018 at the 31st IGHC in Doha, Qatar. SATS’s Smart Watch Resource… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services at Basel’s EuroAirport awarded with CEIV certificate for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA

Continued growth at Switzerland`s most advanced cargo warehouse at Basel EuroAirport – Planned expansion of cargo capacities also in Frankfurt BASEL, Switzerland, 2018-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded Swissport Cargo Services at Basel’s EuroAirport with the CEIV certificate for particularly sensitive pharmaceutical logistics. CEIV is IATA`s Center… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways recognised with a Special Recognition Award as the inaugural IOSA programme airline

Airline was the first to complete IOSA in 2003 and has maintained 100 per cent compliance for every audit since IATA awards Qatar Airways on 15th Anniversary of IOSA Programme DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was again recognised for its outstanding safety performance record at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport becomes an IATA regional training partner

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport (BUD) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest trade association of the world’s airlines, have concluded a partnership agreement. As part of the cooperation, BUD has become an IATA “regional training partner”, which means that some of the international trainings organized by IATA… Read the full press release

IATA: Transparency in Payments (TIP) implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets. TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with NewGen ISS, is an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control in the collection of their sales… Read the full press release

IATA emphasizes its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City

Miami, FL, USA, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City that was launched in 2014 to replace Benito Juárez International Airport. “The current airport is bursting at the seams. It serves 47 million passengers, almost 50%… Read the full press release

IATA launches new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with… Read the full press release

IATA to Latin America and Caribbean governments: focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework

Santiago, Chile, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to focus on infrastructure, costs and the region’s regulatory framework. By concentrating on these areas, the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized while accommodating the region’s expanding demand for… Read the full press release

IATA: total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) for February 2018 rose 7.6%, compared to February 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs)… Read the full press release

IATA FACE-UP award for 2018 winner announced

GENEVA, 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation… Read the full press release

IATA launches new solution for the air cargo industry — Dangerous Goods AutoCheck

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitized supply chain…. Read the full press release

IATA adopts the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards

Dallas, TX, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives… Read the full press release

IATA and CAAS to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore

IATA and CAAS to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore   Geneva, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC)… Read the full press release

IATA moves to a larger office including a Global Delivery Center in Singapore

Singapore, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is growing its presence in Singapore with the move to a larger office that is able to accommodate 40% more employees, including a Global Delivery Center (GDC). “2018 marks IATA’s 49th year in Singapore. From a small office in 1969, today Singapore is… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market initiative to enhance Africa’s air connectivity

Addis Ababa, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make… Read the full press release

IATA and ENAV to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy

Rome, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. ENAV and IATA will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways earns IATA’s New Distribution Capability Level 3 Certification

Airline invests in new technology to give customers faster access to full airfare and travel product information and a better purchase experience DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to achieve IATA’s IEnvA Stage 2

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today announced its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA). Exceeding its deadline set in March 2016, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East, and the fifth worldwide, to achieve IEnvA Stage 2…. Read the full press release

IATA and the African Development Bank to establish framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum… Read the full press release

IATA: PAConf approves full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf), composed of IATA’s member airlines, adopted Resolutions for the full implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative. NewGen ISS represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing and… Read the full press release

IATA launches I-ASC survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

IATA calls on the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the country

MANILA, Philippines, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of the Philippines to maximize the economic and social benefits that aviation can bring to the development of the country by (1) addressing airport infrastructure deficiencies in Manila, (2) abandoning proposals for increased taxation on aviation and (3)… Read the full press release

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