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IATA Projects Loss for Airline Industry in 2009

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its forecast for 2009. It expects an industry loss of 2.5 billion dollars. All regions, except the U.S., are expected to report larger losses in 2009 than in 2008.

Tassos A. Stylianopoulos

Another year has gone by quickly and we are again ready to celebrate the opening of Philoxenia 2008 and offer our best wishes for its success.

IATA Partners with Solar Airplane Project

The International Airline Transport Association announced it has become an institutional partner of Solar Impulse, the solar airplane project that will fly around the world with no fuel and zero emissions. The agreement was signed by the president of Solar Impulse, Bertrand...

IATA Predicts Traffic Growth Set to Slow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released full-year traffic results for 2007. The results show international passenger traffic demand grew 7.4 percent for the year 2007 that is a considerable increase from the 5.9 percent increase recorded in 2006. In...

IATA Survey Shows Airline Passengers Want More Self-Service

The International Air Transport Association reported that the results of its 2007 corporate air travel survey showed that passengers overwhelmingly saw value in new technologies to simplify the travel process. Some 10,000 travelers participated in the survey, which revealed that...

Privacy of Passenger Data At Issue

As we go to press, a new agreement has not been reached between the EU and the U.S. on the transfer of airline passenger name records (PNR) to the U.S. government.

Greek Airlines Against New World Aviation Tax

Airlines in Greece with scheduled flights said that they consider unjust the proposed new aviation tax to fund development in poor countries. "Certainly, we believe we must assist the world community of poorer fellow citizens, but with contributions from the overall community...

Airline Industry Performance Improving

The airline industry turned the corner in June, according to Giovanni Bisignani, IATA`s Director General and CEO. "Although we are still well below where we were at the same time last year, travelers are returning," he said. "We expect that traffic recovery will intensify through...

European Airlines Create Online Travel Portal

Nine of Europe's leading airlines recently unveiled plans to move into the online travel market with the launch this year of a new online travel service, that sells flights and other travel products direct to the consumer.