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Willie Walsh Takes Over at IATA

Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He succeeds Alexandre de Juniac.

New Research Backs Rapid Covid-19 Testing for Safe Restart of Air Travel

New research by OXERA and Edge Health backs rapid Covid-19 testing for the safe and efficient restart of air travel, says IATA.

Air Transport Sector Needs Stimulus Measures, Says IATA

IATA has called for governments to stay engaged and consider stimulus measures for the air transport sector as part of the preparations to restart international travel in the Covid-19 era.

IATA Travel Pass Successfully Trialed on First International Flight

The first traveler using the IATA Travel Pass app arrived on March 17 in London from Singapore.

Poll: Air Travelers are Gaining Confidence but Frustrated with Restrictions

Although travelers are showing confidence in returning to the skies, 84% say they will not travel if it involves quarantine, according to IATA's latest poll.

IATA Getting Ready to Launch Covid-19 Travel Pass

Τhe International Air Transport Association will soon launch its IATA Travel Pass to help travelers and governments manage digital health credentials.

IATA’s Chief Economist Brian Pearce to Retire

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its chief economist, Brian Pearce, will retire from the organization in July.

IATA: 2020 Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

IATA's global passenger traffic results for 2020 show that last year “was a catastrophe for demand” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA Calls on Governments to Partner for Air Travel Restart

IATA has called on governments to partner with the air transport industry to devise plans to safely re-link people, business and economies when the Covid-19 epidemiological situation permits.

IATA Calls for Testing, Prepares to Rollout Travel Pass App

IATA is calling for the opening of borders with Covid-19 testing or vaccinations while preparing for the full rollout of its "Travel Pass" app.

IATA: Passenger Demand Recovery Grinds to a Halt in November 2020

Τhe recovery in passenger demand came to a halt in November 2020, as governments responded to new Covid-19 outbreaks with severe travel restrictions, IATA said.

IATA to Release Travel Health Pass in First Quarter of 2021

The IATA Travel Pass, designed to support the safe reopening of borders in the Covid-19 era, is scheduled for release early in the first quarter of 2021.

Airlines, Airports Call on EU to Align with Sector’s Slot Use Proposals

Europe’s airlines and airports are highly concerned by the European Commission’s proposal to amend the airport slot regulation.

IATA: Aviation Workers Must be Considered Essential for Covid-19 Vaccination

IATA renewed its call on governments to ensure that aviation workers will be considered as essential workers during the impending Covid-19 vaccine campaign.

IATA: Greece Sets Example in Aviation Support

IATA has identified a measure Greece took to support aviation in Covid-19 times, as a successful example of stimulating passenger growth.

IATA: Air Cargo Demand Improving at a Slower Pace

Air cargo demand continued to improve in October but at a slower pace compared to the previous month, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Calls on Governments to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel

IATA is calling on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel as a critical step to cut net emissions.

Aviation Bodies: Flexible Slot Use a Must for Air Transport Recovery

Global aviation organizations are calling on regulators worldwide to adopt more flexible slot rules and preserve air transport connectivity.

Airlines: Covid-19 Crisis to Continue into 2021, Losses Expected to Reach $157 Billion

Deep losses for the airline industry will continue into 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Announces Leadership Changes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced leadership changes approved by its 76th Annual General Meeting.