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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.

Cyprus Airways Receives IATA Membership Certificate

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

Travelport Paving Way for New NDC Era: Single Access Travel

Travelport aims to simplify the NDC API transition ensuring airlines, travel agencies, corporations and TMCs reach out faster to their customers.

Travelport LIVE 2018: To The Traveler of Tomorrow – You Will Be Your Passport

Travelport LIVE 2018 in Rome, this week, examined "Embracing the New Normal in Travel Tech” and concluded that there’s only one way, and that’s forward.

Travelport Goes Live in Rome with ‘New Normal in Travel Tech’

The new trends and challenges in technology and travel will come into the spotlight at the Travelport LIVE 2018 event, which is held during October 16-18, in Rome.

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.

Cobalt Air Offers Low Fares to Students

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air is extending its special fares offer for students by releasing additional seats at low prices onboard its aircraft.

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.

EL AL Joins Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding Merchandising Solution

Israel's national carrier EL AL has joined over 260 global airlines using the Travelport Rich Content and Branding merchandising tool.

Henley Index: Japan Passport World’s Most Powerful

Japan’s passport is the most powerful with holders enjoying access to the highest number of countries in the world, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Eva Air Among World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

Eva Air for the fifth consecutive year has earned a coveted spot among the World’s Safest Airlines for 2018, according to Airlineratings.com.

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.

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, ACI Launch NEXTT Ahead of Rising Travel Demand

The new "NEXTT" initiative aims to enhance the on-ground transport experience, guide industry investments and help improve regulatory framework.

Athens Airport Receives ‘Fast Travel Gold Award’ by IATA

Athens Airport was awarded the “Fast Travel Gold Status” by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for adopting IATA's "Fast Travel" projects.

IATA: Air Travel Marks Fastest First-half Growth in 12 Years

Demand for travel is back on track, according to IATA, as demand in June increased by 7.8% against the same period last year.

Athens Int’l Airport Bolsters Handling Capacity 

Athens International Airport (AIA) has boosted its handling capacity to 26 million passengers following an ongoing upgrade budgeted at 35 million euros.

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.

State Dept. Reinstates Visas, Reverses Trump Travel Ban ‘For Now’

The State Department has reinstated approximately 60,000 visas which were "provisionally revoked" from foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries.