Tag: IATA

IATA Outlines Urgent Priorities to Minimize Brexit Impacts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action by the UK and the European Union to put in place contingency planning for the continuation of air services in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. Intention is to move much faster and to bring certainty to three critical air transport issues: the uninterrupted […]

IATA Forecast Predicts 8.2 billion Air Travellers in 2037

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037. The latest update to IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast, shows that an increasing shift Eastwards in the center of gravity of the industry is behind the continued strong growth. Over the next […]

Central America to Derive More Benefits from Aviation Connectivity?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments across Central America to work with industry to maximize the benefits that aviation can bring to the region. “Aviation supports over 859,000 jobs and makes a $17.9 billion contribution in gross value added to the combined GDP of the seven Central American countries,” said Peter Cerda, IATA’s […]

Preparing for the New Era of Airline Retailing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS), formerly part of the World Passenger Symposium (WPS), will focus on how changes in distribution and payment are paving the way for a new era of airline retailing. “Initiatives like the New Distribution Capability are enabling airlines to become true internet […]

Indian Aviation Prepares for a Trebling of Passengers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of India to maximize the potential contribution of aviation to India’s development by addressing infrastructure constraints that limit growth and government policies that impose excessive costs on aviation. Growth forecasts for India indicate a trebling of passenger demand by 2037 when some 500 million people […]

Job Growth Expected in Three Major Areas of Aviation Industry

IATA has revealed the results of a global survey of over 100 leading industry HR professionals at airlines, airports and ground service providers, carried out by Circle Research. Its aim is to learn more about how HR decision-makers were managing the retention, training and recruiting of skilled professionals to fill the anticipated job gaps. Results […]

Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand 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 load factor rose 1.0 percentage point to 82.8%. […]

Airlines and Airports Have Their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this global network is also used nefariously […]

Boeing in Talks with Gulf Carriers about 797 Model

Airplane manufacturer Boeing is in talks with Gulf carriers and other Middle Eastern airlines about potentially selling them a new aircraft model that caters to demand for mid-range planes. The new aircraft, the so-called Boeing 797, is still at the concept stage, with Boeing yet to decide on whether it will launch productions. But the […]

IATA Confirms Ryanair Is Europe’s Favourite Airline

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains Europe’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair carried more customers than any other European airline – and the most international customers of any airline. Ryanair carried over 128m customers last year (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017), over […]