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AME Industry Gazette Fall 2016



World Passenger Symposium

Hosted by Emirates and under its signature theme "Innovating Better, Together," the World Passenger Symposium 2016 will take place on 18 - 20 October 2016 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

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Aeropolitical News

IATA has been working on many Aeropolitical aspects in Africa and the Middle East and has some major updates on: IATA Membershiip, Montreal protocol (MC99), ICAO Assembly 39th, Repatriation of Airlines' Funds and future events.

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Fast Travel Arrives in Africa

South African Airways become the first airline in Africa to comply with the requirements of IATA’s Fast Travel Program, implementing web/kiosk check-in, flight-rebooking, bag recovery and self-tagging service.

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Safety in the Region

The Global Ministerial Aviation Summit held in Riyadh attracted over 400 participants. IATA had the opportunity to present its Audit Programs (IOSA& ISAGO), among other safety and security initiatives presented.

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eAWBLink is an web-based entry-level industry tool designed to enable small and medium sized freight forwarders to do e-AWB and help the industry achieve 100% e-AWB penetration.

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Live from Central West Africa

This September, IATA’s Africa team engaged with local stakeholders from Mauritania, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire to provide tailored solutions and encourage market access/connectivity.

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Regional Economic Outlook

RPK growth for both the Middle East & African carriers rebounded strongly recently. With 12.5%yoy growth, the
Middle East has returned to the top of the list of fastest growing regions.

Timatic AutoCheck

Timatic AutoCheck enables airlines and ground handlers to automate the passenger travel document compliance so that international passengers can have their document checked automatically.

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