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Sabre is First Passenger Service System to Achieve IATA ‘ONE Order’ Certification

Sabre Corporation is certified as ONE Order Capable for air flight transactions as an order management system (OMS) and delivery provider.

Healthy Passenger Demand Continued in 2018, Says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017.

Henley Index Ranks Greek Passport Among World’s Strongest 

The Greek passport is among the strongest in the world, ranked 7th with Japan’s passport in the lead, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Greek Passport Among World’s Most Powerful

The Greek passport is among the world’s most powerful, allowing access to 164 countries, according to the Global Passport Power Rank 2018 by Arton Capital.

Cyprus Airways Signs Interline Agreement with Qatar Airways

Cyprus Airways has signed an interline agreement with Qatar Airways, aiming to provide its passengers with additional flights to more destinations.

Cyprus Airways Receives IATA Membership Certificate

Cyprus Airways has received a certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for successfully becoming a member.

Digital Technology Delivers Far More than Cost Savings for Airports, Says Report

The potential of digital technologies within the airport environment are explored in a study titled “Airport Digital Transformation”, conducted by Arthur D. Little and commissioned by Amadeus.
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IATA Expects Air Passenger Traffic to Double by 2037

Air passenger numbers are expected to double to 8.2 billion in the next 20 years boosting aviation to new heights and creating some 100 million jobs globally, according to IATA.

Aviation Industry Wary of Proposed Daylight Saving Time Change

A proposition to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent is causing concern among aviation circles, which claim it will lead to disruption.

IATA Symposium to Explore New Era of Airline Retailing

Preparing for the new era of airline retailing will be discussed at IATA's Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) in Rome during October 23-25.

IATA: Air Traveler Numbers Reach New Heights in 2017

The number of air passengers worldwide reached 4.1 billion for the first time in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent over 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

IATA Expects Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs

Job opportunities in the aviation industry are expected to significantly increase in the next years, according to a survey released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA’s 1st Global Airport & Passenger Meet to Explore Flying Experience

Improving the overall flying experience on the ground and in the air will be the focus of the 1st Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS), which will take place in October, in Athens.

Ellinair Welcomes Thanos Pascalis as New CEO

Greek carrier Ellinair, a member of Mouzenidis Group, has announced that it has appointed Thanos Pascalis as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

IATA: Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May 2018

Global passenger traffic results for May 2018, showed that demand rose by 6.1 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Cobalt Air Joins Amadeus’ Global Travel Agency Community

Amadeus and Cypriot airline Cobalt Air have entered into a partnership, aiming to launch the carrier’s full range of services and fares in the Amadeus intermediated channel.

Greek OTA Tripsta/airtickets Temporarily Suspends Operations

Greek online travel agent Tripsta/airtickets is temporarily suspending the issuance of airline tickets due to "a massive liquidity problem".

Airport Privatization Not Always Best Option, IATA Says  

The privatization of airports is not always the best option, according to IATA, which called on governments to place priority on balancing the interests of consumers, airlines and investors.