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Qatar Airways’ Al Baker New IATA Chairman from 2018

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker as of June 2018 will serve as chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Honors Greek Branch with ‘Six Stars’ Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently rewarded its Greek branch with a "Six Stars" award for its contribution to a successful management of the Greek capital controls crisis.
Posted On 25 Apr 2016

Air France-KLM CEO Steps Down to Take the Reins of Airlines Body IATA

The chairman and chief executive officer of the Air France-KLM Group, Alexandre de Juniac, will step down from his post to become the next director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Posted On 06 Apr 2016

IATA: ‘Terrorists will Never Succeed in Destroying the Right to Travel’

"Terrorists will never succeed in destroying the fundamental urge and right of people to travel, explore and learn about the world", the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, said on Tuesday.
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

IATA: The BSP Turns 45

On March 1, 1971, the very first “Billing Settlement Plan” (BSP) was established in Japan. BSP is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents, as well as improve financial control and cash...
Posted On 01 Mar 2016

IATA: Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 and revealed that demand rose 6.5 percent for the full year compared to 2014.
Posted On 10 Feb 2016

Blue Air Becomes Full IATA Member

Romanian airline Blue Air announced on Thursday that it has become a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from January 19, 2016.
Posted On 28 Jan 2016

IATA Expects Low Oil Prices, Healthy Demand for Travel to Boost Airline Profits in 2016

Lower oil prices and healthy demand for passenger travel will give airline profits a boost next year, according to the airline industry outlook for 2016 released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Posted On 11 Dec 2015

IATA CEO: ‘Acts of Terror Will Not Get the Better of Us… Flying is a Force for Good in Our World’

Tony Tyler, the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Thursday encouraged travel as a response to recent acts and threats of terrorism.
Posted On 03 Dec 2015

AEGEAN and Olympic Air Receive IATA’s ‘Fast Travel Green Award’

AEGEAN and Olympic Air were recently recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for their innovation in passenger experience and received the "Fast Travel Green Award".
Posted On 05 Oct 2015

IATA Launches Initiative to Help Airlines Address Carry-on Bag Dilemma

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a new initiative to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies.
Posted On 10 Jun 2015

World Economic Forum: Greece Ranks 31st in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness

Greece rose one position in the sixth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and ranked 31st among 141 countries.
Posted On 08 May 2015

IATA: Falling Oil Prices to Lead to Low Airline Ticket Costs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report.
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Amadeus Unveils Solution Allowing Airlines to Better Manage Delayed and Cancelled Flights

Amadeus recently unveiled the first mobile solution for handling flight disruptions based on personalized and intelligent re-accommodation options, in order to better manage the age-old problem of delayed and cancelled flights.
Posted On 01 Dec 2014

Airlines Announce New Customer Protection Agreement: No Passenger Left Behind

Passengers left stranded in the rare and unfortunate event of an airline bankruptcy will be offered "rescue fares" from airlines to ensure they can get home, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

IATA: Strong Passenger Growth Continues in September 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced global passenger traffic results for September showing demand growth of 5.3 percent (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) over September 2013.
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola Virus Says “No” To General Bans on Travel, Trade

The Travel and Transport Task Force stands firmly with the World Health Organization (WHO) against general bans on travel and trade, as well as restrictions that include general quarantine of travelers from Ebola-affected countries.
Posted On 11 Nov 2014

New IATA Passenger Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Markets Of The Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034.
Posted On 22 Oct 2014
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MEPS Vote On “Better Airports” Package

The European Parliament voted today, Wednesday, 12 December, on proposed measures to help increase the capacity of Europe's airports, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers.
Posted On 12 Dec 2012
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Airline Associations Call For Opening Of Ground Handling Services At EU Airports

The Association of European Airlines (AEA), the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) today, Monday, 10 December, called on the European Parliament to increase competition in the ground handling market to benefit operators...
Posted On 10 Dec 2012