IATA Chief Reflects on Aviation’s Past, Present, and Future at Industry Event

(IN SHORT) At a recent industry event, the Chief of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided insights into the aviation industry’s trajectory, emphasizing the progress and challenges faced in recent years. Reflecting on the industry’s recovery post-pandemic, he highlighted strong domestic market performance and gradual international market improvement. Looking ahead, he discussed anticipated growth,… Read the full press release

Global Air Cargo Demand Rebounds in 2023, Strong Q4 Performance Despite Challenges

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that global air cargo demand rebounded in 2023, with a particularly strong performance in the fourth quarter, despite economic uncertainties. Full-year demand was slightly below 2022 and 2019 levels. December 2023 witnessed a robust performance, with global demand exceeding 2022 levels. While demand was shy… Read the full press release

IATA and ICAO Extend Collaboration on Global Standards for Safe Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have renewed their longstanding partnership to establish and implement worldwide standards for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. This agreement reinforces their commitment to ensuring the safe handling of dangerous goods in aviation through globally recognized guidelines and… Read the full press release

Global Air Cargo Demand Surges with 8.3% Growth in November 2023, Shows IATA Data

(IN SHORT) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a substantial year-on-year growth of 8.3% in global air cargo demand for November 2023, marking the strongest growth in nearly two years, albeit partially due to a weaker November 2022. The increase in demand was driven by a fourth consecutive month of strengthening cargo requirements. While… Read the full press release

Global Airlines Join Forces: IATA Safety Leadership Charter Aims to Elevate Aviation Safety Culture

Hanoi, Vietnam, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Safety leaders from more than 20 airlines are the first signatories: Air Canada Emirates Airline Philippine Airlines Air India Ethiopian Airlines… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Theme and Co-Host Airline for World Financial Symposium and World Passenger Symposium 2023

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ”Value Creation – Unlock the Potential” will be the theme of the joint World Financial Symposium (WFS) and World Passenger Symposium (WPS). The event will take place 25-26 October 2023 in Chicago, USA, with United Airlines as the co-host airline…. Read the full press release

International Aviation Associations Urge Postponement of Controversial Schiphol Airport Flight Cuts Amid Legal Disputes and Economic Concerns

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for America (A4A), European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and European Regions Airline Association (ERA) warned that the proposed cuts to flight numbers at Schiphol airport must not proceed under the leadership of a caretaker government. This matter remains before the… Read the full press release

Global Air Travel Continues to Rebound: June 2023 Sees 31% Increase in Passenger Traffic

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the post-COVID recovery momentum continued in June for passenger markets. Total traffic in June 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 31.0% compared to June 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 94.2% of pre-COVID levels. For the first… Read the full press release

Aviation Day 2023 Kicks Off in Hong Kong, Gathering Global Industry Leaders to Discuss Future of Air Travel and Cargo in the Greater Bay Area

HONG KONG, 2023-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation Day 2023, a signature conference for the global aviation industry, kicked off in Hong Kong. Co-hosted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the two-day event held at AsiaWorld Expo was attended by more than 1,000 aviation industry professionals from… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to Drive Safer and More Efficient Aviation Operations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-21 September 2023 under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations.” Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. The event brings together the… Read the full press release

IATA Launches “Focus Africa” to Boost Aviation’s Contribution to Economic and Social Development

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is launching “Focus Africa” to strengthen aviation’s contribution to Africa’s economic and social development and improve connectivity, safety and reliability for passengers and shippers. This initiative will align private and public stakeholders to deliver measurable progress in six areas. “Africa accounts… Read the full press release

Nominations Open for 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in the Aviation Industry

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the opening of nominations for the 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Nominations will be accepted from all individuals or organizations working in the aviation value chain and will close at 23:59 CET on 19 April 2023. The annual awards… Read the full press release

Air Cargo Demand Softens as Economic Headwinds Persist: IATA Reports a 13.7% Decrease in November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand softened as economic headwinds persist. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.7% compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations). Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK)… Read the full press release

Air Travel Recovery Continues: IATA Reports 41.3% Increase in Traffic for November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022. Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels. International traffic rose 85.2% versus… Read the full press release

Global air cargo demand falls in November 2022 as economic headwinds persist

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for November 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand softened as economic headwinds persist. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.7% compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations). Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK)… Read the full press release

International air travel recovery continues in November 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022. Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels. International traffic rose 85.2% versus… Read the full press release

COVID-19 Testing and Travel Restrictions for China Proven Ineffective, Experts Urge Governments to Listen

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years. Research undertaken around… Read the full press release

IATA and Travalyst team up to provide consumers with consistent and accurate calculation of their carbon footprint

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Travalyst, have joined forces with the aim of providing consumers with a consistent, accurate and widely available calculation of their carbon footprint from air travel. As all sectors of the aviation and travel industries come together in pursuit of net zero… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to host the IATA World Financial Symposium (WFS) in Doha on 19-22 September 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference will focus on ‘Reshaping Airline Resilience’, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport. Qatar Airways will host the biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial… Read the full press release

The biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial leaders since the beginning of the pandemic will be held in Doha, Qatar, 19-22 September 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference will focus on ‘Reshaping Airline Resilience’, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport. Qatar Airways will host the biggest gathering of the aviation industry’s financial… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Pegasus Airlines’ Mehmet Tevfik Nane as new Chair of the IATA Board of Governors

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Pegasus Airlines Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) Mehmet Tevfik Nane has assumed his duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM)… Read the full press release

IATA announces winners of the 2022 IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the third edition of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards:  Inspirational Role Model: Güliz Öztürk – CEO, Pegasus Airlines, High Flyer Award: Kanchana Gamage – Founder and Director, The Aviatrix Project, Diversity & Inclusion Team: airBaltic. “The IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognize individuals… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to host 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Doha

Global aviation leaders to meet in Doha on 19-21 June 2022 Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to host the 78th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Doha. This year’s IATA AGM takes place in Doha from 19th to 21st June… Read the full press release

34th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) to take place in Paris, France from 31 May to 2 June 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 34th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) will take place in Paris, France from 31 May to 2 June 2022. Under the theme – People, Purpose and Passion – Building a sustainable future for ground operations – the event will focus… Read the full press release

The 78th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit take place in Doha, Qatar on 19-21 June 2022

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be… Read the full press release

IATA launches IATA Recommended Practice Per-Passenger CO2 Calculation Methodology

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Recommended Practice Per-Passenger CO2 Calculation Methodology. IATA’s Methodology, using verified airline operational data, provides the most accurate calculation methodology for the industry to quantify CO2 emissions per passenger for a specific flight. As travelers, corporate… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Frederic Leger as Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger as the association’s Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services. Leger served in the role on an ad interim basis since July 2021, when IATA’s Commercial Products and Services Division was created as part of an… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways performs the first-ever trade on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange ACE using the IATA Clearing House

Pioneering initiative opens a new chapter in the promotion of innovation towards environmental sustainability DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH)…. Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Marie Owens Thomsen as its Chief Economist

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Marie Owens Thomsen will join the Association as its Chief Economist effective 4 January 2022. Owens Thomsen will come from Banque Lombard Odier, where she has served as Head of Global Trends and Sustainability since 2020. Prior to that… Read the full press release

IATA launches new industry certification program — Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery

Dublin, Ireland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification program— Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery – to improve the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain. “Lithium batteries are critical power sources for many consumer goods on which we… Read the full press release