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‘Digi.travel’ to Discuss IATA’s NDC, Hospitality Issues

IATA's NDC program and the future of hotels in the digital era will be among the main topics of the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo 2018 in Athens.

Cyprus Airways Receives IATA Membership Certificate

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

Digital Technology Delivers Far More than Cost Savings for Airports, Says Report

The potential of digital technologies within the airport environment are explored in a study titled “Airport Digital Transformation”, conducted by Arthur D. Little and commissioned by Amadeus.

EU Aviation Braces for No-deal Brexit as UK Issues Technical Notices

As the date of Britain’s exit from the European Union draws near, uncertainty grows surrounding the future of aviation.

Sabre Expands ‘Beyond NDC’ Program

Sabre Corporation has expanded its "Beyond NDC" program by entering into strategic relationships with additional airlines and agencies.

IATA: Air Traveler Numbers Reach New Heights in 2017

The number of air passengers worldwide reached 4.1 billion for the first time in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent over 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

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.

Airlines, Airports Launch Joint Campaign to Stop Human Trafficking

The airline and airport industries are launching a joint campaign against human trafficking, boosting efforts in awareness, training, and reporting.

Travelport Launches PCI DSS Certification Tool for IATA Agencies

Travelport has partnered with SecurityMetrics to help agents achieve proof of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

Ellinair Welcomes Thanos Pascalis as New CEO

Greek carrier Ellinair, a member of Mouzenidis Group, has announced that it has appointed Thanos Pascalis as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Amadeus Achieves Level 3 Certification on Latest NDC Standard

Amadeus has renewed its Level 3 certification on the latest version of the new Distribution Capability Standard (NDC), Altea 18.1.

Sabre: European Travelers to Spend More on Holidays in 2018

A significant percentage of European travelers plan to spend more on holidays in 2018 compared to 2017, according to a survey released by Sabre Corporation.

IATA: Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May 2018

Global passenger traffic results for May 2018, showed that demand rose by 6.1 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Cobalt Air Joins Amadeus’ Global Travel Agency Community

Amadeus and Cypriot airline Cobalt Air have entered into a partnership, aiming to launch the carrier’s full range of services and fares in the Amadeus intermediated channel.

Greek OTA Tripsta/airtickets Temporarily Suspends Operations

Greek online travel agent Tripsta/airtickets is temporarily suspending the issuance of airline tickets due to "a massive liquidity problem".

Airport Privatization Not Always Best Option, IATA Says  

The privatization of airports is not always the best option, according to IATA, which called on governments to place priority on balancing the interests of consumers, airlines and investors.

AFEA Travel & Congress Provider Backs ‘Health for All’ on Naxos

In efforts to support social vulnerable groups, AFEA Travel & Congress Services recently sponsored the “Health for All” program in the municipality of Naxos and the Small Cyclades.

WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

Volotea Becomes New IATA Member

Volotea, the airline of mid- and small‐sized European cities, has been welcomed as a new member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).