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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.

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).

EU Citizens Unaffected by Trump Muslim Travel Ban, IATA Calls for ‘Clarity’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban nationals from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia - for 90 days from traveling to the United States, does not affect EU citizens even if they hold dual citizenship in one of the listed countries.

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...

Commission Defends Passenger Rights, IATA Nods to Clarity

The European Commission is calling for a stricter enforcement of rules so that passenger rights are respected, laying out the details in its new guidelines published this week.

CAPA Summit: New Era of Travel Means Unbundling

One could safely say that unbundling was the focus of last week’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit.

CAPA Summit 2016: Getting the Customer’s Attention and Keeping It

Google, Ryanair and Uber were the perhaps the three words that dominated the sessions of this year’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin last week, where the world’s top industry players got together to discuss challenges and offer solutions.

Brazil’s GOL Joins BSP in Greece, Appoints Discover the World as GSA

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3), the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announced it has joined Greece’s BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) booking system.

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.