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IATA Calls for EU States to Sort ‘Mess’ of Confusing Covid-19 Travel Rules

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is warning that free movement within Europe is being compromised by the failure of EU member states to harmonize Covid-19 entry regulations.

Global Tourism and Aviation Bodies Turn to UK PM to Restore Travel

International tourism and aviation bodies are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to include the restart of travel in the UK's recovery plans, due to be outlined on February 22.

Covid-19 Impact on Air Transport to be Worse in Europe

Europe in 2021 is expected to be the worst-hit in terms of airline losses (-$11.9 billion) due to the impacts of Covid-19 on air transport.

Travel and Aviation Bodies Call for Quarantine-free Journeys

In view of the holiday season, global travel and aviation bodies are calling on EU governments to lift quarantine measures and restore travel.

Greece Calls for Common EU Protocols and Pre-flight Covid-19 Tests in Air Travel Process

Common EU travel protocols and pre-departure testing are key for aviation to begin to recover in 2021 from the dire effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA Calls for EU States to Adopt Commission’s Proposal on Open Borders

IATA is calling on EU member states to adopt the proposals of the European Commission to better coordinate and communicate on travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Europe’s Airlines and Airports Urge EU to Extend Waiver of Slot Use Rules

Europe’s airlines and airports are calling for the European Commission to extend the suspension of EU regulations on airport slots and grant a full winter season waiver.

Air Passenger Numbers in Europe Expected to Drop by 60% in 2020, Says IATA

IATA expects air passenger numbers in Europe to fall by around 60 percent in 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

Covid-19: Airlines Allowed to Delay Payments of Air Traffic Control Charges

Airlines are allowed to delay payment of February’s air traffic control charges to November 2020, with payments for March, April and May delayed to 2021.

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.

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.

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.

Cyprus Airways Receives IATA Membership Certificate

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

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).

SWISS Earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its Self-service Facilities

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.

Blue Air Certified by IATA Operational Safety Audit

Romanian airline Blue Air recently achieved the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) accreditation, for top level service and operational efficiency in safety.