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Promoting Aviation

This year the global airline industry will transport 3.78 billion passengers and 52.7 million tons of cargo. Worldwide, aviation supports jobs for 63 million people. It is the means to market for a third of the goods traded internationally.

Aviation also plays a unique role in connecting business to markets, uniting family and friends, bringing people together to solve problems, build understanding and develop global insights.​

To this end, IATA is actively promoting the value of aviation. Our goal is to partner with governments, businesses and consumers to create a shared understanding of the value that can be created from air travel - and how it can be enjoyed.

​Our hope is that this, in turn, will encourage governments to take a smarter regulation approach that maximizes aviation’s potential and allow it to fully contribute to world society as a force for good.

Fast Facts

  • Every day 104,000 flights will take off and 9.8 million passengers travel
  • 62.7 million jobs supported by aviation worldwide
  • Aviation represents $2.7 trillion in global economic impact (including direct, indirect, induced and tourism catalytic)
  • 3.5% of global GDP is supported by aviation

Find out more on the Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders website


Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry

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