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CEO Brief November 2012

Message from the Director General & CEO

Times are tough. The industry is on track for a small profit of $4.1 billion this year. That is less than half of 2011’s total. And the net result will be a razor thin margin of just 0.6%. But tough times breed great innovations. The Passenger Services Conference approval of the foundation standard for a New Distribution Capability (NDC) makes possible a revolution in airline retailing. More... 


EU Emissions Trading Scheme

  • On 12 November, the EC announced its intention to suspend the imposition of the EU ETS on flights to and from non-EU countries.

More on environment  


Cargo Overview

  • Board target of e-AWB 15% global penetration hampered by challenging trading environment.
  • Now a 3-pilar strategy for 100% e-freight end 2015.
  • Cargo Security remains a major activity for IATA with Secure Freight moving forward with successfull pilots in Kenya and Mexico

More on Cargo  


SO&I developments

  • Flight Data Exchange (FDX), Africa’s Safety Improvement Plan, Enhanced-IOSA, Checkpoint of the Future: updates on the progress of the IATA safety-security projects.

More numbers… 



New Distribution Capability - NDC

  • The foundation standard of NDC was adopted by the Passenger Service Conference on 18 October at the WPS. More...


Simplifying the Business of the Future

  • The next generation of StB projects was presented at the World Passenger Symposium. More...


Looking at the Numbers

  • Downward pressure starting to ease:  Since our June forecast, risks around the Eurozone crisis and high oil prices have not been eliminated but have reduced. More...  






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