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Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

This month we welcome two new people to the IATA senior team. Gilberto Lopez Meyer joins us as Senior Vice President for Safety and Flight Operations (SFO), succeeding Kevin Hiatt who left IATA in July. Concurrently, Nick Careen has taken on the role of Senior Vice President for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security (APCS), succeeding Tom Windmuller, who retired from IATA in August after nearly a quarter century of serving the industry. More... 

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Climate Change

The 8th Global Sustainable Aviation Summit took place in Geneva 29-30 September 2015. Two important announcements were made at the event. More... 

Regional highlights

Highlights on traffic growth in Asia-Pacific and the economic situation in Brazil. More... 

Developments in Europe

IATA continues its efforts to monitor developments regarding the Greek financial crisis, Black Sea air traffic services and the Schengen zone. More...


NDC standard

On 1 September 2015, following unanimous support from IATA Members, the XML messages supporting NDC Shopping and Order Management were declared an official IATA standard. More...



Looking at the Numbers

Global air travel rose 7.1% in August compared to a year ago. The previous few months of data showed some distortion from holiday impacts, but the August result confirms that the trend in air travel growth remains very strong, despite weakening economies in some regions. More...  ftks-small.png 


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