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CEO Brief - October 2013

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

As we enter the fourth quarter of the year it seems clear that 2013 will see industry profits growing expecting airlines to generate a combined net profit of some $11.7 billion this year; growing to $16.4 billion in 2014. As absolute numbers these are impressive results; however even with the strengthened profits next year will still only yield a 2.2% net margin.

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ICAO 38th Assembly

At the ICAO 38th Assembly IATA fulfilled all its objectives on the agenda in the areas of environment, safety, security, aircraft noise, technology and regulation.



ACI and IATA have agreed to build on existing work to drive improvements in the airline–airport interface, airport throughput capacity and efficiency.


NDC Updates

The New Distribution Capability project is making progress on all fronts. The standard development, supported by participants across the air travel distribution value chain, achieved a milestone with the production of the IATA XML shopping messages.

Looking at the Numbers:

Airline financial performance continued to improve in most regions during the second quarter of this year, but not by as much as had been expected. More...

 Developed versus emerging economies' industrial production


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