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’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

Cathay Pacific becomes the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh

Hong Kong, China, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific has become the world’s first airline to be awarded CEIV Fresh, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) globally-recognised accreditation for perishable product handling. In harness with aviation industry stakeholders and regulators, IATA created the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) with the aim… Read the full press release

IATA to focus on Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security at the 2019 AVSEC World Conference, Miami, 26-28 February

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security” will be the theme for the 2019 AVSEC World Conference (Miami, 26-28 February). “Innovations in security screening technology, passenger processing and risk management have contributed to improvements in aviation security and the customer experience…. Read the full press release

Qatar Airways leads the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training as IATA’s global launch partner of RampVR™

Airline innovates to establish global best-practice training and safety standards on airport ramps on its worldwide network RampVR™ is the world’s first virtual reality training tool for aviation ground operations DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is leading the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training, as IATA’s global launch partner… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport to pursue certification in pharmaceutical logistics with IATA

International Air Transport Association seal of excellence guarantees quality control Edmonton, AB, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will become the first airport community in Canada to pursue a certification in pharmaceutical logistics with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Because pharmaceutical products are often required urgently, they are frequently shipped by air…. 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 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

Emirates Airline becomes the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for Electronic Flight Bags

Geneva, 2017-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Emirates Airline is the launch customer for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for Electronic Flight Bags (eFB). This important innovation brings the IATA DGR into the cockpit where flight crew make important pre- and in-flight safety decisions. “For almost… 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

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the first airport in the U.S. to participate in the Smart Security project

MoU signed at the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition  Montréal, 2016-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the City… Read the full press release

IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard to be used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

Geneva, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard will be utilized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (US-CBP) to collect advance cross-border data on US export shipments. The new data format will make electronic communication between the US-CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)… Read the full press release

IATA appointed Gilberto Lopez Meyer Senior VP Safety and Flight Operations and Nick Careen Senior VP for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security

Geneva, 2015-9-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Gilberto Lopez Meyer will take up his role as Senior Vice President for SFO on 19 October 2015. Lopez Meyer will be based in Montreal and he succeeds Kevin Hiatt who left IATA in July.  He joins IATA from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority which he has twice… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield International Airport the first airport in North America to introduce self-serve baggage drop for all passengers

First in North America to Introduce Self-Serve Baggage Drop for All Passengers Halifax, N.S., 2014-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the first airport in North America to offer self-serve baggage drop for all passengers. “This new, fully automated, self-serve baggage drop system uses the latest technology to simplify the check-in process for… Read the full press release

TravelPRNews.com names the travel managers who lead the airlines’ digital customer service evolution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 2014-03-14 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelPRNews.com, a leading travel press release distribution and news-wire service, runs an initiative aimed at discovering and giving greater exposure to travel industry leaders that stay behind any great achievement and success within the travel and leisure industry. Travel intelligence company Skift revealed the names of… Read the full press release