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Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

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August 10, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and… Read More ›

IATA Reiterates Strong Support for New Mexico City Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City that was launched in 2014 to replace Benito Juárez International Airport. “The current airport is bursting at the seams. It serves 47 million passengers, almost 50% over its design capacity of 32 million. A… Read More ›

IATA Announces Winner of 2018 FACE-UP Competition

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation in air transport logistics (e.g. air… Read More ›

Significant Step Forward in the Digitization of the Dangerous Goods Supply Chain.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing… Read More ›

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). NewGen ISS was adopted by the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) in November 2017. It represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) since it… Read More ›

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which… Read More ›

Principles to Manage Aviation’s Security Challenges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation’s security challenges. These efforts, which must be based on common principles, include such areas as overflying conflict zones, landside security at airports, insider threats, cyber security, harmonization of PNR (passenger… Read More ›

IATA Welcomes US Dept. of Transportation Tentative Approval of Resolution 787.

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to tentatively approve Resolution 787. The Resolution is the foundation document for the New Distribution Capability (NDC), a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard…. Read More ›

Air Travel Maintains Strong Growth.

  Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a moderate acceleration of the robust demand trend of the last few months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.6% compared to October 2012, an improvement over the September increase of 5.2%. A capacity increase of 6.5% meant… Read More ›

Distortions Mask Modest Cargo Improvement.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data showing that air cargo maintained the modest improvement in demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2012. Seasonally adjusted cargo volumes are 2.5% above the October 2012 low point. Comparisons with February 2012 performance however show a 6.2% decline. This is severely skewed as a… Read More ›

Jeffrey N. Shane appointed IATA General Counsel.

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces the appointment of Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel. Shane will begin working with the Association from 2 April 2013 and will be based at its headquarters in Montreal.   Shane joins IATA from the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP where he has been a… Read More ›

Upswing in Cargo Brightens Cautious Demand Outlook.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in both passenger and air     freight demand. Air travel was 4.6% higher compared to November 2011, up on the October result of 2.9%. Air freight volumes edged up 1.6% over the same period after declining 2.6% in… Read More ›

Improved Performance Cushions Fall in Profits – Margins and Profits Remain Weak.

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its global aviation outlook for 2012. The fall in airline profits from the $8.4 billion that the industry earned in 2011 will be cushioned by improved airline performance. Airlines are expected to earn $4.1 billion in 2012 (up $1.1 billion from the… Read More ›

Unlocking Africa’s Aviation Potential.

    Dakar – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced its commitment to African aviation and called on industry and government leaders in Central West Africa to work together to make aviation an even more integral part of African economic development and integration. Safety, regional cooperation and global standards for infrastructure funding were highlighted… Read More ›

Building the Future of Indian Aviation – An India Inc. Approach.

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for an “India Inc.” approach to resolve India’s aviation crisis and improve competitiveness to drive economic and social benefits.   “Indian aviation is in a multi-faceted crisis. Before aviation can deliver greater benefits to the Indian economy, this crisis must be resolved with coordinated public policies…. Read More ›

Successfully Developing Chinese Aviation.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) encouraged China to continue to develop its air transport sector by ensuring sufficient capacity based on global standards and best practices. Air transport plays a critical role in China’s economic development. “China is looking to increase its share of world trade from 10.4% to 15%. Aviation connectivity will be… Read More ›

Building a More Competitive European Aviation Sector – Avoiding Unintended Consequences of Legislation.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged European policymakers to focus aviation efforts on measures to shore-up the competitiveness of Europe’s aviation sector. “Safety and security must always come first. But at this critical time for European economies it is important that policies focus on measures that support economic growth and job creation, enhance competitiveness… Read More ›

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