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CEO Brief

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

We are ending our industry’s centennial year on a positive note. Industry profitability continues to improve. Your hard work to increase efficiencies, drive down costs and deliver value to travelers and shippers alike was given a boost from sharply falling oil prices. More... 

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Safety & Security

A number of airlines and trade organizations have contacted IATA raising concerns regarding the negative effects of practices in the aircraft services aftermarket, notably practices that may serve to restrict the availability of non-OEM parts and non-OEM approved repairs. More...



IATA Settlement Systems (ISS) offer significant value to the industry by facilitating distribution and settlement of funds between travel agents/freight forwarders and airlines. More...



2014 has been a significant year for aviation and the environment, seeing some notable results from our action on climate change. More...

In Brief

We are currently working in collaboration with our African partners to ensure this crucial message gets out to the right decision makers his is not just an issue that concerns aviation. More...

Cargo Safety

Lithium batteries and the potential risk that they pose when transported in cargo and mail and when carried in passenger baggage represented the most significant cargo safety issue for 2014. More...


Looking at the Numbers

Consumers will see a substantial increase in the value they derive from air transport next year.

We expect 1% of world GDP to be spent on air transport in 2015, totaling over $820 billion.

 Econ Outlook

Airlines' Withheld Funds

The Board noted IATA’s continued action to gain the release airline blocked funds in Venezuela. More...



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