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CEO Brief

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

It’s been a challenging year. We have moved into the last quarter with mixed signals. On the one hand, people are flying in ever greater numbers and the airlines are headed for a third year of improving profitability. On the other hand, there are significant political, economic and health risks. More... 

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Safety developments

The ICAO Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones met in July and August  to identify industry’s requirements for timely information needed for flight planning. More...


Distribution transformation

During the course of this year, the NDC program has completed three key milestones, finishing its “design and development” phase. More...



IATA continues to participate actively in the development of the global MBM scheme for aviation through the ICAO process. More...

In Brief

The campaign to reduce the $4 billion annually incurred by the industry in ground damage costs received a boost when the IATA Ground Handling Council and Operations Committee recommended that all IATA members implement the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) by end 2016. More...

IATA Advocacy Campaigns

Updates on IATA campaigns relating to Unruly passengers, Montreal Convention 1999 ratification, Consumer protection, passenger security fees. More...


Looking at the Numbers

Latest air transport statistics show that revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) were up by a solid 5.9% in August year-on-year.

This is in line with the robust growth from January through to August, with expansion of 5.8% compared to the same period last year.

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