IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Membership of IATA amounts to some
280 airlines in 120 countries. On this page, you will find a selection of critical IATA programs, policies, and services to support airlines.
Become an IATA member
Find out what it takes for airlines to join IATA's membership:
Requirements for IATA membership
Safety our # 1 priority
IATA Operational & Safety Audit (IOSA) is a mandatory requirement for IATA membership. See
how to schedule your IOSA audit.
With around 900,000 aircraft ULDs in service representing a replacement value of over USD $1 Billion, ULDs are expensive assets that require correct handling. Many people in the industry do not know that ULDs are aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety. Help us raise awareness with the
ULD Safety Campaign and find out more
information on all our safety initiatives.
We run intensive lobbying campaigns to support many aspects of airline operations. Major policy initiatives include: passenger rights, emissions trading, security, aviation charges, airport slots, the benefits of aviation.
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Smart Security is a vision for more effective and sustainable passenger screening. For airlines, this concept will increase customer satisfaction and reduce departure delays.
Future of Airline Distribution and Payment
Three major programs are transforming the travel distribution and payment.
Building a greener future
Air transport is united behind a four-pillar environmental strategy and challenging targets to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020: improvements to technology, operations and infrastructure and the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels.
More on IATA's environmental commitment.
IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program helps airlines improve environmental management. And a carbon offset program is available to airlines.
Cargo: facilitating world trade
Several programs promote greater efficiency in the air cargo supply chain:
More on Cargo