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IATA Slams EU’s Slot Decision, Says it’s ‘Out Of Touch With Reality’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has branded the European Commission’s decision to set the 2022 winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality”.

IATA Warns Governments on High Cost of Covid-19 Testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to take action to address the high cost of Covid-19 tests in many jurisdictions.

Air Travel: Most Passengers Support Mask-wearing, Says Survey

Most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term, according to a survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Nominations Open for 2021 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

IATA is inviting nominations for its 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards, which recognize the efforts to promote a more diverse and inclusive aviation industry.

Covid-19: IATA Calls on States to Follow WHO Guidance on Cross-border Travel

IATA is calling for states to follow new World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on travel that recommends a “risk-based approach” to implementing measures related to Covid-19 and international travel.

Travel Industry Urges One Line on EU Covid Certificate Verification

The travel industry is urging member states to harmonise the verification standards of the EU Digital COVID Certificate to ensure a smooth passenger experience.

IATA Sees Domestic Air Travel Demand Improving

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is seeing an improvement in domestic air travel demand while international passenger travel continues to be stalled due to restrictions.

‘Destination Summer’ Campaign Supports Safe Reopening of European Borders

Four European travel industry associations have launched ‘Destination Summer’, a new campaign urging EU and national policy makers to lift travel restrictions across Europe.

Airlines Warn High Cost of Covid-19 Testing Could Delay Tourism Recovery

The high cost of Covid-19 testing requirements could thwart the tourism industry’s recovery, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Airlines Urge Countries to Apply WHO Covid-19 Travel Management Proposals

The global airlines industry is calling on governments to comply with Covid-19 recommendations on international travel from the World Health Organization (WHO).

IATA Expects Net Airline Industry Losses of $47.7bn in 2021

IATA expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021 and says immediate priorities are restart plans, employment support and cost reduction.

UNWTO and IATA Launch Destination Tracker that Provides Covid-19 Travel Info

The UNWTO and IATA launched a Destination Tracker, a new tool that provides up-to-date information on Covid-19 restrictions and requirements of airlines and destinations, allowing tourists to make informed choices.

IATA Signs Deal to Boost Travel with Covid-19 Testing

IATA has announced an agreement with Eurofins that will add 800 Covid-19 test centers across 50 countries to the IATA Travel Pass lab network.

Henley Index: Greek Passport Maintains 8th Spot Worldwide

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world ranking eighth on the Henley Passport Index.

Air Travel: February Showed No Indication of Recovery from Covid-19

February showed no indication of a recovery in demand for air travel as international passenger demand was down by 88.7 percent, according to IATA.

Singapore to Use IATA’s Covid-19 Travel Pass from May

Starting on May 1, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass to store their pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test results.

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.