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Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

We are coming to the end of a very special year for the global air transport industry, as we have celebrated the vision of the 57 airlines that joined together in 1945 to create our association. More... 

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The 202nd IATA Board of Governors meeting took place in Geneva, on 4 December 2015. Following is a summary of the main items addressed by the Board.

Climate Change

At the 2016 ICAO Assembly, it is anticipated that governments will agree on a deal to introduce a global market-based measure for aviation. More... 

Managing Your Money

The latest forecast indicates excellent BSP and CASS unit cost results. The current estimations expect BSP unit cost to be at 10.91 cents per transaction and CASS at a record low of 31.86 cents per transaction. More... 

Airline Distribution

The ONE Order initiative approved by the IATA Board complements NDC, and is intended to replace current rigid booking, ticketing, delivery and accounting methods with modern order management. More...



While many airlines have implemented countermeasures to protect their IT infrastructures from cyber-attacks the business is not immune.





The electronic air waybill (e-AWB) is IATA’s Cargo flagship initiative for a paperless air cargo industry. 2015 saw progress in the second half of the year, but the final result of the year – around 40% – will be short of the industry target of 45%. More...

Looking at the Numbers

2016 is forecast to be another strong year for airline financials, with a second consecutive year of exceptional profits expected. More...





Find latest news from the Paris COP21, StB program updates and the future of airline distribution. More...


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