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Volotea Becomes New IATA Member

Volotea, the airline of mid- and small‐sized European cities, has been welcomed as a new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Mega Airlines Studies Honored as Top Authorized Training Center by IATA

Greek educational organization Mega Airlines Studies once again has been honored as Europe Top Performing Authorized Training Center by IATA.

IATA: January Air Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

Global passenger traffic in January 2018 rose by 4.6 percent compared to the same period in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.

Sabre Granted NDC Level 3 Capability as IT Provider by IATA

Sabre Corporation has been recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an NDC Level 3 capable IT provider.

Sabre Achieves IATA NDC Level 2 Capability as IT Provider

Sabre Corporation has accelerated the evolution of its retailing technology by becoming IATA NDC Level 2 capable as an IT provider.

Travelport Launches PCI DSS Certification Tool for IATA Agencies

Travelport has made its online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certification referral program available to all IATA agencies.

Travelport Receives NDC ‘Level 3’ Aggregator Certification by IATA

Travelport has been certified by the International Air Transport Association as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative.

Alitalia Certified by IATA for Baggage Handling Operations

Alitalia has received the readiness certificate of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its baggage handling operations at the Rome Fiumicino hub.

IATA Chooses Edenred to Develop Easypay System in Over 70 Countries

IATA has selected Edenred to develop and manage the new generation payment method "IATA EasyPay", beginning later this year, for travel agents to issue airline tickets.

E-device Ban on US-Bound Flights Easing Off

A US ban prohibiting any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on inbound flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports appears to be easing off.

Singapore Airlines CEO is New IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term.

IATA: Qatar Air Links Must be Restored

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned of major travel disruptions due to the ban of Qatari planes from the airspace of a number of countries.

IATA Calls for Alternatives to Electronic Restrictions on Certain Flights

IATA has called for alternatives to the new measures by the US and the UK to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights from the Middle East and North Africa.

IATA Says Travel Demand on the Rise, Urges Gov’ts to Foster Growth

Demand for air travel grew by 6.3 percent in 2016, according to data announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Chief Reveals Vision for Enhanced Air Travel

More efficient and less intrusive security checks, enriched air travel shopping options, a single order record to include all reference numbers for the trip, accurate real-time information and single identity verification are just some of the International Air Transport...

IATA Honors Greek Branch with ‘Six Stars’ Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently rewarded its Greek branch with a "Six Stars" award for its contribution to a successful management of the Greek capital controls crisis.

IATA: Online Platform for Travel Agent Accreditation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an online platform for travel agents to submit their application for IATA accreditation.

Airfasttickets Ceases Operations

Greek online travel booking company Airfasttickets has ceased operations.

Airlines Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily Via Greek Travel Agents

A number of international airlines have announced that they are temporarily withdrawing the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece due to the political instability and financial situation in the country.

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.