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Covid-19: IATA Promotes Alternatives to Avoid Traveler Quarantines

IATA is proposing alternatives that can reduce the risk of importing Covid-19 infections via travel, without imposing quarantine measures on arriving travelers.

IATA Launches Aviation Security Intelligence Portal

IATA has launched the Security Risk Intelligence Portal (SRIP) — an incident reporting tool to help airlines mitigate and manage security risks.

IATA Releases Criteria for Covid-19 Testing in the Air Travel Process

Should governments choose to introduce Covid-19 testing for travelers arriving from countries considered as high risk, testing must deliver results fast, be able to be conducted at scale, and operate to very high rates of accuracy, says IATA.

Airline Losses in 2020 Expected to Top $84 Billion

Referring to 2020 as "the worst year in the history of aviation", IATA expects the airline industry to lose $84.3 billion due to the Covid-19 crisis.

ICAO Releases Covid-19 Guidelines for Aviation Restart

IATA is urging governments to quickly implement ICAO’s global guidelines in order to restore air connectivity and give travelers and crew the confidence they need to fly again.

Cosmorama Puts Safety First for post-Covid-19 Travel

Greek tourism agency Cosmorama is ready to offer travelers a series of vacation packages that have been carefully planned with safety in mind, for travel during the post-COVID-19 period.

IATA Releases Biosecurity Roadmap for Restart of Passenger Flights

IATA has released a proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for restarting passenger flights amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Survey: Travelers Say No to Quarantine Measures on Arrival

Post-Covid-19 quarantine measures on arrival would further damage confidence in air travel, according to a survey by IATA.

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.

IATA Calls for Urgent Action for Civil Aviation to Operate Safely Between States

IATA has called on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA: Massive Covid-19 Toll on Greek Economy

The Covid-19 health crisis is forecast at leading to a 52 percent decline in the number of passengers to Greece this year, according to IATA.

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.

IATA Celebrates 75 Years Since Foundation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Sunday, April 19, celebrated 75 years since its foundation.

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.

Covid-19: Airlines Allowed to Delay Payments of Air Traffic Control Charges

Airlines are allowed to delay payment of February’s air traffic control charges to November 2020, with payments for March, April and May delayed to 2021.

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.

Covid-19: Travel Agents Request Extension to BSP Payments and Solution to Refunds

Travel sector bodies have requested for IATA to extend the deadline of BSP payments due to decreases in the cash flows of travel agencies.

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.

Airport Slots: EU to Suspend ‘Use it or Lose it’ Rule for Airlines

The European Parliament has approved the temporary suspension of the EU's rules on airport slots due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.