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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.

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.

Singapore Airlines First in World to Pilot IATA’s Travel Pass App

Singapore Airlines will be the world’s first airline to pilot IATA’s Travel Pass mobile app for digital health verification.

ICAO to Celebrate Achievements of Women in Aviation

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on March 8 will hold a virtual event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Air Travel Protocols and Guidelines for 2021 Must be Defined, Says CEO of AEGEAN

The necessary protocols and guidelines for air travel this year must defined to help tourism restart, according to AEGEAN CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis.

IATA: Global Airline Industry to Remain Cash Negative in 2021

Covid-19 measures will keep the global the airline industry cash negative throughout 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Global Tourism and Aviation Bodies Turn to UK PM to Restore Travel

International tourism and aviation bodies are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to include the restart of travel in the UK's recovery plans, due to be outlined on February 22.

IATA: Free Training to Former Cabin Crew Transitioning into Job Market

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is organizing an online training course to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market.

Panama First Country to Trial IATA Travel Pass

Panama is the first government to participate in a trial of IATA Travel Pass, a mobile app for Covid-19 testing and vaccine information.

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 Urges Support for Greek Proposal on Common EU Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

IATA is urging the EU to support Greece's proposal to agree on a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate that would facilitate travel.

Covid-19: Airlines Begin to Try IATA Travel Pass

Emirates and Etihad Airways are among the first airlines in the world to trial the IATA Travel Pass, a digital platform for Covid-19 testing and vaccine information.

UK Suspends Travel Corridors, Makes 10-day Quarantine Mandatory for All

All international arrivals to the UK must now take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and self-isolate for 10 days.