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Alexandre de Juniac
Airport Privatization and Escalating Costs
Recently we have stepped up our efforts to amplify the growing frustration that our members feel with respect to escalating costs at airports that have been privatized. It's what travelers, local communities and national economies deserve.
19 March 2018
The Business of Freedom
We often speak about the business benefits that aviation makes possible—generating jobs and economic growth. But the massive movement of people for the year-end holiday period is no less a critical contribution of aviation.
28 December 2017
Curbing Unruly Behavior Onboard
The release of our statistics on unruly passengers is perennially one that garners much attention. I suppose that the popularity is related to the vast numbers of people who fly—they have a personal interest in the story.
22 December 2017
The Need for Reform
We are headed for an infrastructure crisis. Many of the world’s airports are operating at or beyond their design capacity.
22 December 2017
On the Necessity of Slot Coordination
The story of how airport slots are allocated is not a simple one. The biggest complicating factor is that there are too few slots to go around.
21 December 2017
Meeting Ever-growing Air Travel with Quality Infrastructure
We expect 4.3 billion passengers to board planes next year. That’s 230 million more than in 2017. The industry has the planes ready to do the job. But the pressure on global infrastructure is immense.
14 December 2017
Coding Our Way to a Better Customer Experience
I’m a big believer in speed and innovation. When you’re starting from a blank sheet of paper it’s much easier to embed these qualities within an organization. For an industry like aviation, it’s a good deal more challenging.
11 December 2017
The Competitive Reality in the Aviation Industry
Anyone who has run an airline wears the scars of competition. Every day is a fight to fill the planes with enough paying passengers to make a profit.
31 October 2017
CORSIA One Year On – Just The Start Of The Journey To Sustainable Flight
The recent ATAG environment summit reconfirmed industry commitments to cut emissions. But governments need to come to the table with support for sustainable fuels and improved air traffic management
17 October 2017
NewGen ISS – The Next Evolution of the BSP
We're updating the BSP to ensure it will better meet the needs of both airlines and travel agents, based on four major changes in a system upgrade that we call NewGen ISS.
6 October 2017
A Decade of Progress in Making Ground Operations Safer
We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations or ISAGO.
29 September 2017
Government Cooperation Vital to Global Aviation Security
Aviation security will require government leadership, cooperation, information sharing and global standards.
25 September 2017
Brexit and Connectivity
When I speak to policy-makers, I always emphasize the benefits we all gain from the ability to fly and the growth of air connectivity. It is obvious, but it needs repeating because many policy-makers take the freedom that aviation enables for granted.
21 September 2017
Modernizing and Transforming US Air Traffic Control
The United States Congress will have its best opportunity to place the world’s largest aviation market on the path towards meeting the transportation and connectivity needs of the 21st Century.
6 September 2017
Keeping up the Momentum for Global Adoption of Mc99
This month, Thailand became the 127th party to ratify the Montreal Convention of 1999 when the instrument of accession was deposited with the ICAO.
23 August 2017
Enhancing Security Without a Laptop Ban
Late last month we had some encouraging news from the US DHS. They announced security measures which, if implemented, will avoid a ban on passengers taking their laptops into the cabin when traveling.
13 July 2017
Russia and Global Standards
At its core, IATA is about global standards. Global standards unlock the value that aviation can create when they are implemented globally.
4 July 2017
On the Need for Faster Certification of Security Equipment
Technological innovation continues to help aviation become ever safer, more sustainable and increasingly efficient.
23 June 2017
Taking a Stake in Ensuring ATM Efficiency
Air Traffic Management is safe. But it is far from optimum efficiency.
19 June 2017
Three Observations of 73rd IATA AGM
The 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is now history. It was a busy few days!
7 June 2017
Setting the Scene for the AGM in Cancun
I am sharing my thoughts on the upcoming IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun.
4 June 2017
Passenger experience - Safety
Taking a Wider Stance on Overbooking
The United incident was shocking. We are committed to working with our members to apply lessons learned
16 April 2017
On Brexit and the 60th Anniversary of the European Union
The EU has had a transformational impact in many areas, but perhaps few more significant than air transport.
31 March 2017
Improving the Passenger Experience One Order at a Time
When I travel for business, I make it a point to take advantage of technology to get me through the airport as quickly as possible.
13 January 2017
The Uncertainties & Opportunities of Political Change
Aviation makes the world a better place by facilitating trade & connecting people.
11 January 2017
Heathrow Expansion—Getting It Right!
Earlier this month the UK government approved the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.
18 November 2016
Protecting the Benefits of Deregulation
The growth facilitated by commercial deregulation is testament to the benefits that it has created.
16 November 2016
Keeping Aviation Sustainable
Most of my attention is on ICAO right now - here's why.
27 September 2016
Stories in Statistics
Pondering why IATA releases traffic statistics each month...
14 September 2016
It’s my first day as IATA’s Director General and CEO. And this is my first blog post.
1 September 2016
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