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

IATA approves resolution for global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C. “The world’s airlines have taken a… Read the full press release

IATA announces China Eastern Airlines as host of the 78th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that China Eastern Airlines will host the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on 19-21 June 2022. This will be the third time China will host the global gathering of aviation’s… Read the full press release

IATA urges governments to implement simplified risk management as borders re-open to international travel

Boston, Massachusetts, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an end to wildly inconsistent COVID-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air transport. It urged governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of COVID-19 as borders re-open to international travel. “Travel restrictions bought governments… Read the full press release

IATA announces program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the program and speakers for the World Air Transport Summit (WATS), which is being held in conjunction with the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Boston, USA, 3-5 October. “I’m very excited that the World Air Transport Summit will again… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accept IATA Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers starting 30th of September 2021. Eventually this… Read the full press release

Training program launch: The IATA – UNIGE Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways becomes the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform

Safety and environmental sustainability as its top priority It is the first and largest turbulence data contributor in the Middle East Sharing data on turbulence could help the airline industry cut carbon emissions DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association announced that Qatar Airways will become… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

Expanded trial will enable travellers to Doha to share their Qatar issued vaccination certificate via their mobile with the airline and authorities in a more safe, seamless and secure way Trial will be rolled out in phases, beginning with cabin crew travelling from Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris  and Sydney DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Jul-06 —… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Rolls-Royce Commitment to Open and competitive approach to its engine MRO services

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Rolls-Royce plc have signed a joint statement that clarifies the engine manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to an open and competitive approach to its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The document was finalized after several months of productive and collaborative dialogue… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes comments of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on US-EU travel

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is encouraged by comments of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC), that the EU will grant unrestricted access to vaccinated travelers from the US. “This is a step in the right direction. It gives hope to people… Read the full press release

IIATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Singapore’s acceptance of IATA Travel Pass

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with… Read the full press release

IATA announces leadership changes at the conclusion of its 72nd AGM in Dublin, Ireland

Walsh to chair Board of Governors; de Juniac confirmed as DG and CEO DUBLIN, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes at the conclusion of the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dublin, Ireland. Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) succeeds Andres Conesa, CEO of… Read the full press release

Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa becomes the new Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term

Dublin Venue for IATA’s Next AGM Miami, 2015-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. Conesa is the first Mexican to hold this position. Conesa succeeds Calin… Read the full press release

TAM Airlines and US Airways complete transition to oneworld

Biggest single expansion of world’s premier alliance since its launch 15 years ago Addition of Brazil’s leading airline consolidates oneworld’s lead in Latin America Induction of US Airways, following its merger with American Airlines, makes oneworld the leading alliance in USA Double miles and points for frequent flyers to celebrate TAM and US Airways’ recruitment First TAM aircraft… Read the full press release

oneworld® Governing Board appoints IAG CEO Willie Walsh as its Chairman

New York City, NY, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been nominated by the Governing Board ofoneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, to serve as its Chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds American Airlines’ Chairman Tom Horton, who has filled the role since December… Read the full press release

British Airways Statement In Response To The CAA’s Q6 Price Proposals

2013-04-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — In response to the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) initial price proposals for London airports, Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways’ parent company, said: “Heathrow airport is over-priced, over-rewarded and inefficient and these proposals, which will result in an increase in prices, fail to address this situation. “In the past the… Read the full press release