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Covid-19: IATA Says No to Leaving Airlines’ Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it does not support mandating Covid-19 social distancing measures that would leave the middle seats of air carriers empty.

Passengers will Not Return to the Skies Immediately after Covid-19, Says IATA

Economic and safety concerns will delay the return of passengers to air travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.

US Airlines to Get $25 billion Coronavirus Payroll Bailout

Ten coronavirus-hit US airlines have tentatively agreed to a 25-billion-dollar injection to help them meet payroll needs through to September.

Covid-19 May Deliver $314bn Blow to Airline Revenues, Says IATA

Airline passenger revenues may drop by $314 billion in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to an updated analysis by IATA.

IATA Chief: Quick Coordinated Action Key to Airlines’ Recovery

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac has underlined the challenges for the “next day” after the coronavirus, which includes adapting the airline industry to post-Covid-19 realities.

Global Air Passenger Traffic Sees Steepest Decline Since 9/11, Says IATA

Global air passenger traffic in February 2020 experienced its steepest decline in demand since 9/11, according to IATA.

Travel Agents: IATA Flexible on BSP Payments but Picks Vouchers Over Refunds

IATA’s CEO explains to travel agents the association's “flexible approach” to BSP payments, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and informs that it considers travel vouchers as "the best answer" instead of ticket refunds.

IATA: Covid-19 Travel Bans a Threat to Airline Cash Reserves

Airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, if governments do not step in with aid, says IATA.

Global Airline Capacity Nosedives Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

In the last seven days some 20 million scheduled seats were cut by airlines globally, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.

European Commission Looks to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

The European Commission has issued guidance to support air cargo operations - including vital shipments of medicines and medical equipment - during the coronavirus crisis.

IATA: Air Transport Industry to Receive Deeper Revenue Hit by Covid-19

The passenger revenues of the air transport industry for 2020 could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to IATA's new estimate.

IATA: Airlines will Need Emergency Aid Up to $200bn

Emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required for airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand caused by Covid-19, says IATA.

Air Cargo is Essential in Fight Against Covid-19, Says IATA

Air cargo operations should be excluded from any Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ensure life-saving medical products can be transported without disruptions, says IATA.

Over 185,000 Passenger Flights Cancelled Since Late January

Over 185,000 passenger flights have been cancelled since the end of January in response to government travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to IATA.

IATA Warns Covid-19 Travel Bans Will Have Broad Repercussions

Government decisions restricting travel due to the coronavirus pandemic may lead to adverse economic repercussions, IATA warns.

IATA: Coronavirus May Cost Airlines $113bn in 2020 Revenue

The spread of Covid-19 to more than 80 countries may cost the airline industry up to 113 billion dollars, says IATA.

IATA Calls for Suspension of Slot Use Rules, Cites Covid-19 Impact

Due to exceptional circumstances created by the coronavirus outbreak, IATA is requesting that airport slot regulations be suspended for the entire running year.

Emirates to Host 1st IATA Global Accessibility Symposium

Emirates will host IATA's 1st Global Accessibility Symposium in Dubai, aiming to advance open dialogue for a more disability-inclusive air transport system.

IATA Sees July Air Travel Demand Dampening

Brexit confusion, trade conflicts and tariffs appear to be taking a toll on demand for air travel, which slowed down in July, according to data released by IATA.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.