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IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Membership of IATA amounts to some 260 airlines. On this page, you will find a selection of critical IATA programs, policies, and services to support airlines.  


IATA's Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Next AGM will take place on 1-3 June 2016 in Dublin. More on IATA 2016 AGM. Did you miss the last edition? See what took place at IATA's 2015 AGM in Miami.


We run intensive lobbying campaigns to support many aspects of airline operations. Major policy initiatives include: passenger rights, emissions trading, security, aviation cCharges, airport slots, benefits of aviation.

Go to our Policy page.

Safety our # 1 priority

The IATA Operational & Safety Audit (IOSA) is a mandatory requirement for IATA membership. See how to schedule your IOSA audit.

Further information on our safety initiatives.

Health & Safety

IATA has set up a structure to contribute to an efficient and cost effective approach to handling medical issues in the airline industry.

Building a greener future

Air transport is united behind a four-pillar environmental strategy and challenging targets.

The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program helps airlines improve environmental management. And a carbon offset program is available to airlines.

Alternative fuels are a critical component of aviation's commitment to carbon-neutral growth by 2020.

More on IATA's environmental commitment.


Security: Smart Security

The Smart Security is a vision for more effective and sustainable passenger screening.

For airlines, this concept will increase customer satisfaction and reduce departure delays.

Simplifying the Business



    Simplifying the Business will save the industry US$18.1 billion annually.

Participate in pilots and the definition of new standards for the New Distribution Capability (NDC), and baggage handling: InBag.

More StB initiatives.

Cargo: facilitating world trade

Several programs promote greater efficiency in the air cargo supply chain:

More on Cargo.


What's New
PRESS RELEASE | Posted Feb 04, 2016
​IATA announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand RPKs rose 6.5% for the full year compared to 2014.
PRESS RELEASE | Posted Feb 04, 2016
​IATA and Harris Corporation are stepping up efforts to improve air traffic management (ATM) efficiency with a new collaboration tool.

Upcoming Events
Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 19, 2016 | Barcelona, Spain
Mar 01, 2016 - Mar 02, 2016 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Mar 02, 2016 - Mar 02, 2016 | ​Moscow, Russia 


Additional information

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