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Asia Pacific

IATA's Asia Pacific regional office is based in Singapore an serves as the central point of contact for IATA's member airlines in the region. The regional office also maintains close ties with governments, airports, air navigation service providers and regional industry organisations.

Asia Pacific Regional Priorities

  • Safety: Safety is our number one priority. We will continue to promote the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) within Asia Pacific to enhance member airlines participation and facilitate more data input from the region
    We are committed to facilitating and driving improvement initiatives in the region especially in Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh to deliver required safety outcomes
  • Security: We will support the implementation of Smart Security in Asia Pacific, enhancing security and faciliation through adoption of appropriate technologies, processes and information exchange/intelligence
  • IATA's environmental savings campaign: Working closely with key stakeholders, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), we are committed to reducing CO2 emissions through improvements in Air Traffic Management by:
    • Facilitating and leading the regional discussion for the establishment Seamless Asian Skies
    • Accelerating the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) out for South China Sea and Bay of Bengal
  • Simplifying the Business: The drive towards paperless shipments will take centerstage as we encourage wider adoption of electronic Air-waybills (e-AWB) among airlines. Fast Travel capabilities are now redefined to broaden acceptance so as to encourage more self-service options at Asia Pacific airport
  • IATA Settlement Systems: Focus on our settlement systems capabilities will underline the 99.95% expectation to settle monies to airlines on time
  • External costs: We will continue to drive cost reductions and continuous improvements in cost efficiencies on behalf of member airlines in 3 main areas: airport and air traffic control charges, fuel and taxation. Robust, effective independent economic regulation is needed to protect customer interests in the absence of market forces
  • Regulatory: we will oppose any regulatory actions on slots in Asia Pacific on slots that would adversely affect the four cornerstones of the World Scheduling Guidelines
  • Aviation Solutions: We will provide aviation solutions to airlines and aviation partners to improve effeciency and reduce costs
  • IATA Aviation Consulting: We will assist to deliver custom business consulting solutions to the aviation industry to improve operational and financial performance
  • Training: We will work via the IATA Training and Development Institute to provide air transport professionals, newcomers to aviation and their organizations, tools and skills to stay relevant
    Training in Singapore, Training in India
  • Media relations: We will continue to develop and enhance relationships with the regional media so as to promote the aviations industry's priorities and benefits

For more information on any of the above and other IATA industry issues and services contact the Asia Pacific regional office. 

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