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Study: Masks on Planes Make Covid-19 Risk ‘Virtually Nonexistent’

The possibility of contracting Covid-19 on board an airplane is “virtually non-existent” when passengers wear masks, according to a recent study.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.

Covid-19 Transmission Risk on Airplanes is 1 in 27 Million, Says Research

Flight-related transmission of the Covid-19 virus is 1 in 27 Million, according to research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

UNWTO and IATA Partner to Restore Consumer Confidence in Travel, Restart Global Tourism

The UNWTO has partnered with IATA to restore confidence in international aviation and restart global tourism.

Global Air Travel Expected to Tumble by 66% in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it now expects full-year 2020 air traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019, due to the impact of Covid-19.

IATA Wants Covid-19 Testing Before Boarding

IATA is requesting that all passengers be tested for Covid-19 before flying, in efforts to reignite air travel and address the issue of varying quarantine measures.

Europe’s Travel and Tourism Industry Calls for End to Quarantines in EU

Over 20 travel and tourism bodies are calling for the European Commission to replace quarantine restrictions with a common EU testing protocol for travel.

Sabre Achieves Level 4 NDC Aggregator Certification from IATA

Sabre Corporation has received the NDC Level 4 certification as an aggregator by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Safe Covid-19 Vaccine Transport will be ‘Mission of the Century’ for Air Cargo Industry

Safely delivering Covid-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Calls for EU States to Adopt Commission’s Proposal on Open Borders

IATA is calling on EU member states to adopt the proposals of the European Commission to better coordinate and communicate on travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Europe’s Airlines and Airports Urge EU to Extend Waiver of Slot Use Rules

Europe’s airlines and airports are calling for the European Commission to extend the suspension of EU regulations on airport slots and grant a full winter season waiver.

IATA: Air Passenger Demand Plunges in July

Air passenger demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, dropped by 79.8% in July compared to the same month in 2019, IATA said.

IATA Tells Passengers Masks Save Lives

IATA is asking air travelers to be responsible and wear masks at all times during travel to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.

IATA Releases Health Checklist to Help Airlines with Covid-19 Guidance

IATA has released an airline self-assessment health checklist to help airlines comply with Covid-19 guidance.

IATA Data Shows Qatar Airways Carried Most Passengers and Cargo in June

Qatar Airways’ operations in June accounted for 8.1% of international passenger traffic and 6.8% of air cargo traffic, according to data from IATA.

Air Passenger Numbers in Europe Expected to Drop by 60% in 2020, Says IATA

IATA expects air passenger numbers in Europe to fall by around 60 percent in 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA: Air Travel to Return to pre-Covid-19 levels in 2024

Global passenger traffic is expected to return to 2019 levels in 2024, a year later than previously projected, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Covid-19 Fears of Travelers – Survey

The public's willingness to travel is being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching the coronavirus during air travel, according to a survey by IATA.

Covid-19: IATA Promotes Alternatives to Avoid Traveler Quarantines

IATA is proposing alternatives that can reduce the risk of importing Covid-19 infections via travel, without imposing quarantine measures on arriving travelers.

IATA Launches Aviation Security Intelligence Portal

IATA has launched the Security Risk Intelligence Portal (SRIP) — an incident reporting tool to help airlines mitigate and manage security risks.