The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the US government will make air travel pricier if it compels airlines to compensate travellers affected by flight delays and cancellations. “The added layer of expense that this regulation will impose will not create a new incentive, but it will have to be recouped –which is likely to have an impact on ticket prices,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general. The IATA’s May 9 statement came a day after US President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, the transport secretary, announced the new rules, which the government plans to implement in late 2023, ahead

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