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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.

IATA: Air Transport Industry to Receive Deeper Revenue Hit by Covid-19

The passenger revenues of the air transport industry for 2020 could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to IATA's new estimate.

IATA: Airlines will Need Emergency Aid Up to $200bn

Emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required for airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand caused by Covid-19, says IATA.

Airlines Pressing to Offer Vouchers Instead of Refunds Due to Covid-19

Airlines are requesting flexibility to offer rebookings or vouchers in place of refunds to passengers due to the Covid-19 situation.

Air Cargo is Essential in Fight Against Covid-19, Says IATA

Air cargo operations should be excluded from any Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ensure life-saving medical products can be transported without disruptions, says IATA.

Over 185,000 Passenger Flights Cancelled Since Late January

Over 185,000 passenger flights have been cancelled since the end of January in response to government travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to IATA.

Covid-19: Airline Alliances Expect ‘Ripple Effect’ in Industry

Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance expect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to have a ripple effect through the value chain that supports the airline industry and are requesting for governments to alleviate the unprecedented challenges.

Cyprus Airways Suspends Flights Until April 30

Cyprus Airways is suspending its flight schedule until the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SWISS Takes Half of Fleet Out of Service

SWISS has temporarily grounded half of its aircraft making up the short-haul and long-haul fleets, due to the coronavirus crisis.

IATA Warns Covid-19 Travel Bans Will Have Broad Repercussions

Government decisions restricting travel due to the coronavirus pandemic may lead to adverse economic repercussions, IATA warns.

Travelport Achieves Level 4 NDC Aggregator Certification from IATA

Travelport has achieved level 4 NDC certification as an aggregator from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Greek Passport Ranked 8th Most Powerful in the World

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world, ranking eighth in the 2020 Henley Passport Index.

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.