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CEO Brief April 2014

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

With the 70th Annual General Meeting (1-3 June) approaching, I look forward to greeting you in Doha as we celebrate 100 years of commercial aviation. It is particularly gratifying that our industry is expected to be profitable in our centennial year, which is certainly not something we take for granted.
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Climate Change

ICAO has now drawn up its roadmap for development of the global MBM scheme by the 2016 Assembly with an ambitious work program over the coming months. More...

 

Airport Highlights 

Focus on London Heathrow, the IATA Airport Development Reference Manual and capacity monitoring.
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Unruly Passengers

IATA has been working through ICAO to advocate for the revision of Tokyo Convention 1963. The revision process concluded in early April when a Diplomatic Conference agreed a new Protocol. More...

Venezuela Blocked Funds

Last month, IATA launched a communications plan to address the difficult situation the airlines are facing in Venezuela, where the government is blocking the repatriation of roughly $3.8 Billion of airline funds. More...

IATA Ops Conference

The themes of the conference, which was held in Kuala Lumpur 31 March – 2 April were cooperation, collaboration and harmonization. More...

 

Looking at the Numbers:

A small downgrade to our forecast for airline industry net profits in 2014, as a result of the impact of recent developments on jet fuel prices and emerging market growth. 

However, these adverse impacts have been offset somewhat by solid momentum in the recent cyclical economic upturn. More...

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Cargo Key Points

Keeping “quality” as a watchword, IATA reaffirmed the key objectives for the industry in 2014, reaching 22% electronic e-AWB global penetration. More...

NDC Updates

The NDC standard will allow an airline to make sales offers to agents without them being prepared by intermediaries based upon previously filed products and aligned to current inventories. More...

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