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IATA Passenger Innovation Award

The IATA Passenger Innovation Award competition is officially launched. Do you have a great idea? Submit your idea TODAY for your chances to win up to $25,000 and present your idea to 700+ delegates. Finalists will be invited to the World Passenger Symposium in October - where the winner will be announced. More information

First wave of vMPD sunset accomplished

To date, 4.7 million EMDs have been reported in 82 BSPs by 92 airlines worldwide. In addition, 66 other airlines have achieved EMD capability in their direct sales. As the result, one of the highlights for this industry transformation is to achieve 100% EMD in IATA BSP. More information

NDC program reaches a major milestone

On 21 May, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) tentatively approved Resolution 787, the foundation documentation for NDC. The DoT clearly understands the potential for NDC. This is fantastic news and we look forward to a final decision confirming the tentative approval early this summer. More information


Fast Travel award for Avianca

German Efromovich, CEO of Avianca, received a Fast Travel award – the first in Latin America! With the recent launch of self-tagging through kiosks at Cali’s Alfonso B. Aragon airport, Avianca was able to show off their latest service to their passengers.  This achievement shows the advance that Latin America is making in aviation and the increased service offered to its customers. More information

Are you ready for baggage XML?

Baggage management is rapidly evolving, with new processes being continuously introduced. The current messaging standards, which have been in place since 1985, do not provide an easy way to support baggage system integration and innovation. More information



Security Access and Egress in the regions

The SAE project, a joint initiative by IATA and ACI, analyzes passenger flows with the aim of increasing efficiency, throughput numbers and improving passenger satisfaction at security. There has been great progress around the globe. More information

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