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Fact Sheet: IATA - International Air Transport Association


  • Represent, lead, and serve the airline industry


  • To be the force for value creation and innovation driving a safe, secure and profitable air transport industry that sustainably connects and enriches our world



  • IATA membership: 240 airlines, 113 countries.
  • Flights by IATA members represent 84% of total traffic (Available Seat Kilometers)  
  • IATA members total freight – 43 million tonnes in 2012, of which 29 million tonnes were international
  • IATA members' total passengers 2012 (scheduled) - 1.9 billion, of which 860 million were international  


IATA Offices

  • IATA will have 53 offices in 52 countries as of 1 January 
  • Head Office: Montreal, Canada
  • Executive Office: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Regional Offices in Amman, Beijing, Johannesburg, Madrid, Miami, Singapore
  • Also significant presence in Brussels, Moscow and Washington

IATA Annual General Meeting & World Air Transport Summit

  • Formalizes industry positions on industry and public policy issues and provides a focus for emerging industry issues
  • Attended by representatives from IATA member airlines, industry partners, international and regional associations, manufacturers and suppliers and government
  • The first AGM was held in Montreal, Canada in October 1945
  • The 69th AGM was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 2-4 June 2013
  • The 70th AGM will be held in Doha, Qatar on 1-3 June 2014

IATA Financial Services

  • In 2012 IATA handled some $371.5 billion
  • IATA Clearing House—$51.9 billion
  • IATA Currency Clearance Service — $36.1 billion
  • Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) — $251.8 billion
  • Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS) — $31.7 billion

IATA's Industry Priorities and Targets

Updated: December 2013


Additional information

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