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CEO Brief - April 2013

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

In a few weeks we will meet in Cape Town, South Africa for the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting and the issues on the agenda are significant. Safety is our top priority and will be a key focus of our first AGM on African soil since Nairobi in 1991. More...

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Climate Change: the ICAO High Level Policy Group on Climate Change has made little progress on the key issues related to market-based measures and the risk of political gridlock continues to rise. More...


IATA Restructures 

IATA restructures to deliver more value to its members and the aviation industry in general, by improving internal efficiencies. 


New Distribution Capability

NDC is the IATA-led collaborative industry initiative to define a messaging standard that will modernize the communication format between airlines and travel agencies. More...


Cargo Developments - e-AWB

The IATA Board target is to reach 20% penetration by the end of the year. It is therefore important to accelerate the e-AWB progression. 

Passenger Rights

Today, over 50 countries have implemented a passenger rights regime of some kind, Israel and the Philippines being the latest countries to join the list. More...

Industry Charges, Fuel Fees & Taxes

The first quarter of 2013 has seen some positive developments.  More…

Safety & Operations Highlights

The 2012 global accident rate for Western-built jets (WBJ) was the lowest in aviation history. More…

Looking at the numbers:

Confidence in the outlook for both the global economy and the airline industry has improved during the first quarter of 2013. More...

 Airline Profitability chart


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