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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).

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.

IATA Cuts Air Passenger Forecast as Long-Term Demand Dips

An ailing global economy and weaker China forecasts are the reasons the International Air Transport Association (IATA) cited on Thursday, for cutting its long-term growth forecast for the number of air passengers around the world.

George Maroutsos, President Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies

Recent decisions of major carriers to redesign their relationship with GDSs as well as to switch costs in other parts of the distribution chain — in particular to travel agencies — are of major importance. The consequences of similar decisions and the instability they are causing...

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".

Greek Travel Agents See More Airlines Reacting to Country’s Financial Situation

More international airlines are reacting to the political instability and financial situation in Greece.

Airlines Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily Via Greek Travel Agents

A number of international airlines have announced that they are temporarily withdrawing the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece due to the political instability and financial situation in the country.

IATA: Industry Stepping Up Engagement on Consumer Protection

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is stepping up efforts to engage with stakeholders -- governments, travelers and consumer groups -- on the important issue of consumer protection.

IATA: Nine Airlines Added to New Distribution Pilot Programs

More airlines have joined pilots and live deployments to test and evaluate the New Distribution Capability (NDC) schemas, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Greece Among the World’s Top Offering Visa-free Global Travel Freedom

Greece is among the top six country groups in the world offering visa-free travel freedom, according to consultants Henley & Partners’ annual Visa Restriction index for 2014.

IATA: What would a ‘Grexit’ Mean for the Eurozone Air Passenger Market?

In its latest research report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks into Greece's possible exit from the Eurozone and examines the potential impact of a "Grexit" on the region’s air passenger market.

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.

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.

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.

IATA: Demand For Air Travel Picks-up In August

International passenger traffic rose 6.7 percent in August, with all regions showing growth over the previous year, according to the global passenger traffic results for August released recently by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Global Travel Task Force Launched To Monitor Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during air travel is low, according to a joint statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola outbreak released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World...

IATA Honors Greece’s Mega Airlines Studies For Top Performance In Training

Mega Airlines Studies in Athens, Greece, is among IATA's (International Air Transport Association) worldwide best performing training partners for 2014.

“La Triaviata” In The Air: Aegean Airlines Celebrates 15th Birthday With Opera Performance

Those that flew on Aegean Airlines A3115 flight from Thessaloniki to Athens on 28 May were speechless when two passengers suddenly rose from their seats and performed "La Triaviata" of Verdi!

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines Partner With Amadeus To Boost Merchandising Offer To Travelers

Lufthansa and Amadeus announced a new agreement that will see the airline sell advance seat reservation as an ancillary product in the travel agency channel using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services.
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IATA Presents New Distribution Plan To Greek Travel Agents

Greek travel agents were informed last week on the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC).