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IATA: November Air Traffic Improves but Omicron May Lead to Slowdown

Global air travel managed to recover some lost ground in November but appears to be slowing down after that due to the onset of the Omicron variant.

Greek Passport Remains Among World’s Most Powerful in 2022

The Greek passport remains among the most powerful in the world, ranking 7th on the Henley Passport Index, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

Covid-19 Risks During Air Travel are Low, Says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has clarified that the aircraft cabin remains a very low risk environment for contracting Covid-19.

EU Extends Slot Relief Rules for Airlines Until October 2022

The European Commission adopted an extension to the airport slot relief rules of the 2022 summer scheduling season, running from March 28 until October 29.

IATA Calls on Governments to Follow WHO Advice, Revoke Travel Bans

IATA is calling on governments to follow the World Health Organization's advice and rescind travel bans introduced in response to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Covid-19: Global Travel Industry Says ‘Keep Borders Open’

The world’s travel and tourism industry is calling on governments to keep borders open and facilitate travel with vigilance.

IATA Calls for 12-month EU Covid Pass Extension to ‘Protect’ Travel

IATA is calling on EU authorities to extend the validity of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by 12 months to protect the already “fragile recovery” of the travel industry.

IATA Releases Blueprint for Safe Return of International Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a blueprint with simple, predictable and practical measures needed to facilitate the safe and efficient return of international travel.

COP26: Tourism and Aviation Commit to Greener Practices

Global tourism and aviation stakeholders have pledged to work towards concrete actions that will address the emerging climate crisis.

IATA Appoints Marie Owens Thomsen as Chief Economist

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Marie Owens Thomsen as its new Chief Economist.

Survey: Air Passengers Want to Use Biometrics to Speed up Processes at Airports

Air passengers want to use biometric identification to speed up travel processes, says a survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Sees Moderate Rebound in September Passenger Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced a moderate rebound in air travel in September 2021 compared to August’s performance.

CLIA Appoints Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe.

US will Lift Travel Ban for Vaccinated EU, UK Citizens on November 8

The United States will open to foreign nationals that are fully vaccinated, including from the UK and Europe, from November 8.

ACI World Rebukes IATA for Claiming Airport Charges are Too High

ACI Europe said IATA claims about “outrageous” charges to the tune of 2.3 billion dollars are “out of context” and create a distorted picture of the truth.

US-Europe Air Travel Reopening Announcement Brings Surge in Bookings

The news that Covid-19 vaccinated European travellers will be able to fly to the US again from November has brought a strong surge in ticket sales.

Air Travel Industry Calls for Simpler Border Measures

Air industry executives are calling on governments to simplify measures used to manage the risk of Covid-19.

Greece Moves up ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’ Ranking

The Greek passport has moved up one place, ranking seventh on the Henley Passport Index 2021, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

Six More Airlines Implement IATA Travel Pass

Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian, will implement IATA Travel Pass in a phased rollout across the airlines’ networks.

IATA: Airline Losses Reduce but Covid Challenges Continue

While serious issues remain for airlines, the path to recovery is coming into view, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).