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About us

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

IATA is led by Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO since September 2016.

IATA's structure

A guiding concept of IATA’s structure is “Global Development, Regional Delivery”, where the Head Office divisions drive the development of global standards, systems and advocacy positions, while the regional and country offices are responsible for implementation.  See the high level organization chart (pdf).

Office of the Director General

People, Performance & Development
Corporate Communications
Legal Services


China and North Asia
Asia Pacific
Africa & Middle East (AME)

The Americas


Member and External Relations (MER)
Financial and Distribution Services (FDS)
Airports, Passenger, Cargo & Security (APCS)
Safety & Flight Operations (SFO)
Marketing & Commercial Services (MACS)
Corporate Services





Our mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry

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