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  • IATA: Air Cargo off to a solid start in 2017
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
    Date: March 8, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.9% in January 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. While this was down from the 10% annual growth recorded in December 2016 it still was well above the average annual growth rate […]

  • IATA urges Governments to support aviation’s ability to drive economic growth
    Posted in: Regulatory, Zone: Americas
    Date: March 3, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General […]

  • Vietjet Receives IATA Membership Certificate and Investment Approval to Establish Vietjet Center of Aviation Technology
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Asia/Pacific
    Date: February 21, 2017

    Vietjet has received full membership from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), affirming the new-age carrier’s role and position in the aviation community in Vietnam and overseas. Prior to attaining membership, Vietjet had been certified by the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Vietjet also received investment approval from the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh […]

  • IATA reports airline health for January 2017
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
    Date: February 14, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) has stated that the initial financial results for Q4 2016 indicate a continued solid performance for the air transport industry, albeit with ongoing signs that momentum in the profitability cycle has weakened. The remarks are made in the associations airline health monitor for January 2017. Global airline share prices […]

  • IATA: Air Cargo Ends 2016 on a Positive Note
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
    Date: February 2, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015. This was nearly double the industry’s average growth rate of 2.0% over the last five years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), […]

  • IATA: Business Confident Survey
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
    Date: January 20, 2017

    IATA has released the results of its latest business confidence survey of airlines CFOs and heads of cargo. Key points: •    When surveyed in early-January for our quarterly business confidence survey, airline CFOs and heads of cargo reported that profitability was unchanged in Q4 2016 compared to that in the same period of 2015; •   […]

  • IATA: November Air Freight Demand Reflects Strong Peak Season
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
    Date: January 10, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the year-earlier period. This was a slight slowdown from the 8.4% annual growth recorded in October 2016 – which was a 20-month high – but was […]

  • IATA: Airlines Financial Monitor
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
    Date: December 14, 2016

    IATA has issued its November report of the Airlines Financial Monitor. Key points: •    The latest financial results from Q3 2016 continue to indicate another solid quarter for industry profitability, although there are ongoing signs that momentum in the profitability cycle has weakened; •    Global airline share prices jumped by 7.5% in November, driven by […]

  • IATA: October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2%
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
    Date: December 8, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in October 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.2% year-on-year in October. This was the fastest pace of growth seen in 18 months. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), increased 3.6% over the same […]

  • IATA: Air Cargo Connectivity Enhances Global Trade Participation
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
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    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study identifying a quantitative link between a country’s air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade. A 1% increase in air cargo connectivity was associated with a 6.3% increase in a country’s total trade. “Air cargo is key in supporting the current global trading system. In […]

  • IATA: Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
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    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has 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 […]

  • IATA at AACO: Infrastructure, Taxes and Charges, Consumer Protection and Security
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Middle East/Africa
    Date: November 29, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: •    Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs •    Curbing the spate of unprecedented increases in taxes […]

  • IATA urges investment in infrastructure
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Americas
    Date: November 15, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to work with industry to make infrastructure a priority in unlocking aviation’s economic and social benefits. Passenger demand in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to more than double from 298 million in 2015 to 658 million in 2035. […]

  • IATA and OSCE Secretariat sign MoU to enhance aviation and border security
    Posted in: Regulatory, Zone: Europe
    Date: October 17, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen, promote, and develop cooperation on aviation facilitation and border integrity issues—two of the key components for governments to fulfill their national security responsibilities. Under the MoU, IATA and […]

  • IATA: Passenger Growth Slowed in August
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
    Date: October 7, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 4.6% compared to the year-ago period. This represented a slowing from the 6.4% increase recorded in July (revised). August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.8%, and load […]

  • IATA seeks antitrust immunity to address blocked funds in Venezuela
    Posted in: Regulatory, Zone: Americas
    Date: September 22, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has filed a request for antitrust immunity with the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow airlines to discuss options to maintain connectivity to Venezuela in light of the Venezuelan government’s continuing refusal to release US$3.8 billion in airline funds. “The economic situation in Venezuela is grave. And it will […]

  • IATA: Speed, Innovation, Key for Aviation to Deliver Economic Benefits
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
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    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for speed and innovation to enable aviation to continue to deliver its vast social and economic benefits. “Aviation is the business of freedom. We make global mobility ubiquitous. For 63 million people, aviation provides the freedom to earn their livelihood. For 3.8 billion travelers aviation includes the […]

  • American Airlines Cargo finalizes agreement for global pharmaceutical handling certification
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Americas
    Date: September 21, 2016

    American Airlines Cargo has signed with The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) to obtain certification for the handling of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products targeted at supply chain participants. American obtains this certification in an effort to promote the hard work and investments made over the last few years to enhance and evolve its cold-chain program. […]

  • IATA condemns ATC strikes
    Posted in: Regulatory, Zone: Europe
    Date: September 16, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is totally unacceptable. European air travelers […]

  • IATA: Demand for air cargo strengthens in July
    Posted in: Cargo, Zone: Europe
    Date: September 9, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July 2016 showing robust growth in demand. Measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), demand increased 5.0% in July 2016, compared to July 2015. This was the fastest pace in almost 18 months. Freight capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) […]

  • IATA: Historic Aviation Carbon Agreement Moves a Step Closer
    Posted in: Environmental, Zone: Europe
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    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed optimism for an agreement on a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) when governments meet for the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization later this month. The draft negotiating text for CORSIA, published on 2 September 2016, broadly aligns with the aviation industry’s […]

  • IATA: Global passenger traffic in July
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
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    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing an acceleration in demand growth over the previous five months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.9%, compared to the same month last year, with all regions reporting growth. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.0%, and […]

  • IATA confirms Ryanair as top airline for 2015
    Posted in: Airline, Zone: Europe
    Date: August 26, 2016

    Ryanair has welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains the world’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics, which showed Ryanair carried more international customers than any other airline. Ryanair carried over 101.4 million international passengers last year, almost 40 million more than second-placed EasyJet (62.6m) and 55 million more than Lufthansa in […]