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IATA Grounds Greece’s Astra Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Greece’s Astra Airlines, which is reportedly seeking a new partner to inject much needed funds.

Emirates to Host 1st IATA Global Accessibility Symposium

Emirates will host IATA's 1st Global Accessibility Symposium in Dubai, aiming to advance open dialogue for a more disability-inclusive air transport system.

Travelport Improves Experience for Passengers with Intellectual Disabilities

Travel agents and operators can now use Travelport's special DPNA SSR code to inform airlines when a passenger has intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance.

IATA Sees July Air Travel Demand Dampening

Brexit confusion, trade conflicts and tariffs appear to be taking a toll on demand for air travel, which slowed down in July, according to data released by IATA.

Air France to Improve Baggage Tracking with RFID Technology

Air France from 2020 will ensure baggage tracking at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport using tags equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in cooperation with Paris Aéroport.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.

Ebbing Demand, Rising Costs Take a Toll on 2019 Airline Profits

Diminishing demand and increasing costs are taking a toll on airline profits, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which cut its 2019 outlook for the air transport industry.

Aviation Bodies Join Forces for Smoother Slot Allocation

Airport operators, airlines and slot coordinators are working together on global guidelines for the allocation of airport slots, aiming to improve the traveler experience by ensuring schedule reliability.

IATA Moves Ahead with Resolutions to Upgrade Travel Experience

IATA endorsed five resolutions during its 75th annual general meeting, aiming to upgrade the travel experience.

IATA and Star Alliance Extend Cooperation to Improve Passenger Experience

IATA and Star Alliance recently renewed their collaboration on traveler document verification to improve the passenger experience.

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

Mega Airlines Studies Again Named ‘Europe’s Top Performer’ by IATA

Mega Airlines Studies received the title of “Europe’s Top Performer 2019”, during the IATA World Congress, which was recently held in New Delhi, India.

Interview – George Galitis: ‘Mega Airlines Studies’ Diplomas Guarantee Success in Aviation Sector

George Galitis, the owner of Mega Airlines Studies, introduces the training center's 2019 courses and refers to the challenges faced by aviation today.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Sabre is First Passenger Service System to Achieve IATA ‘ONE Order’ Certification

Sabre Corporation is certified as ONE Order Capable for air flight transactions as an order management system (OMS) and delivery provider.

Oman Air Coming to Athens in June 2019

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will fly daily to Athens, Greece, from its hub in Muscat, Oman, as of June 1.

Healthy Passenger Demand Continued in 2018, Says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).