Following recent events in Japan and the UN’s imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, IATA has been keeping its members informed of developments.
- IATA has also been working with the Japanese government, ICAO, WHO, IMO, IAEA, WMO and ACI to ensure member airlines have the latest medical and operational advice.
- IATA has been co-ordinating between member airlines to maximize fuel supplies at Japanese airports.
- IATA has also filed a request for a waiver to the 80-20 rule on slots.
- The IATA Tokyo office remains open and fully functional. The remittance and settlement operation continues to be operated from the IATA Singapore hub as usual.
- Updates can be found at Measures-Japan Crisis.
- IATA informed its members as soon as Eurocontrol confirmed it would no longer accept flight plans for the Libyan no-fly zone.
- IATA has supported ICAO and the Maltese and Egyptian governments in highlighting contingency routes for civilian operators.
- However, the generation and dissemination of operational advice remains the direct responsibility of ICAO, Eurocontrol and individual states.
- During the civil unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, IATA's business continuity plans proved successful as Amman settlement operations were temporarily transferred to Geneva.