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IATA Releases Biosecurity Roadmap for Restart of Passenger Flights

IATA has released a proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for restarting passenger flights amid the Covid-19 crisis.

IATA: Covid-19 Air Transport Disruption to Impact Greek Tourism

Disruption to Greece’s air transport sector, caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, is set to cost the country’s tourism sector 9.2 billion euros in losses, says IATA.

Survey: Travelers Say No to Quarantine Measures on Arrival

Post-Covid-19 quarantine measures on arrival would further damage confidence in air travel, according to a survey by IATA.

Airlines, Travel Agents Say EU Covid-19 Guidelines for Vouchers are ‘Confusing’

Europe’s airlines and travel agents said that the Commission's recommendations for travel in Covid-19 times are confusing, unclear and non-binding.

Covid-19: IATA Says No to Leaving Airlines’ Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it does not support mandating Covid-19 social distancing measures that would leave the middle seats of air carriers empty.

IATA Calls for Urgent Action for Civil Aviation to Operate Safely Between States

IATA has called on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA: Massive Covid-19 Toll on Greek Economy

The Covid-19 health crisis is forecast at leading to a 52 percent decline in the number of passengers to Greece this year, according to IATA.

Passengers will Not Return to the Skies Immediately after Covid-19, Says IATA

Economic and safety concerns will delay the return of passengers to air travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.

IATA Celebrates 75 Years Since Foundation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Sunday, April 19, celebrated 75 years since its foundation.

US Airlines to Get $25 billion Coronavirus Payroll Bailout

Ten coronavirus-hit US airlines have tentatively agreed to a 25-billion-dollar injection to help them meet payroll needs through to September.

Covid-19 May Deliver $314bn Blow to Airline Revenues, Says IATA

Airline passenger revenues may drop by $314 billion in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to an updated analysis by IATA.

IATA Chief: Quick Coordinated Action Key to Airlines’ Recovery

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac has underlined the challenges for the “next day” after the coronavirus, which includes adapting the airline industry to post-Covid-19 realities.

Global Air Passenger Traffic Sees Steepest Decline Since 9/11, Says IATA

Global air passenger traffic in February 2020 experienced its steepest decline in demand since 9/11, according to IATA.

Travel Agents: IATA Flexible on BSP Payments but Picks Vouchers Over Refunds

IATA’s CEO explains to travel agents the association's “flexible approach” to BSP payments, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and informs that it considers travel vouchers as "the best answer" instead of ticket refunds.

IATA: Covid-19 Travel Bans a Threat to Airline Cash Reserves

Airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, if governments do not step in with aid, says IATA.

Global Airline Capacity Nosedives Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

In the last seven days some 20 million scheduled seats were cut by airlines globally, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.

Covid-19: Travel Agents Request Extension to BSP Payments and Solution to Refunds

Travel sector bodies have requested for IATA to extend the deadline of BSP payments due to decreases in the cash flows of travel agencies.

European Commission Looks to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

The European Commission has issued guidance to support air cargo operations - including vital shipments of medicines and medical equipment - during the coronavirus crisis.

Airport Slots: EU to Suspend ‘Use it or Lose it’ Rule for Airlines

The European Parliament has approved the temporary suspension of the EU's rules on airport slots due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

IATA Sees Losses Rising for Europe’s Airlines – Data on Greece

Europe’s airlines stand to lose over 76 billion dollars in revenues in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, IATA says and calls on governments to take immediate action.