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IATA's Asia Pacific regional office is based in Singapore and serves as the central point of contact for IATA's member airlines in the region. The regional office also maintains close ties with governments, airports, air navigation service providers and regional industry organizations.

Asia Pacific Digest - Quarter 4, 2016

Welcome to the IATA Asia Pacific Quarterly Digest, where we bring you updates on the major developments in IATA activities in the Asia Pacific region every quarter. Check out the headlines of our current edition and click to read more. ​

Indonesia Ratifies the Montreal Convention 1999  

With the Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99), better protection is offered to citizens and competitiveness of the air freight market is improved. IATA continues to urge Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam to urgently ratify MC99. Read More.​

Slots in Asia-Pacific   

The potential economic contribution that aviation can bring to Asia-Pacific is not guaranteed if infrastructure and policies are not in place to support the anticipated traffic growth. In an interview with Philip Ireland, IATA's Manager for World Wide Airport Slots, we discuss how the Wordwide Slots Guidelines can help manage capacity and better plan traffic in the region. Read More.​

IATA and IIAC agree to cooperate at Incheon Airport  

A cooperation agreement has been signed by IATA and Incheon International Airport Cooperation (IIAC) to ​enhance ​the operational efficiencies and passenger experience at Incheon Airport. ​Fast Travel and Smart Security ​are among the IATA initiatives that are being considered by IIAC​. Read More.​

New Country Manager for the Philippines 

IATA has appointed Samuel S. David as Country Manager for the Philippines. As Country Manager, David will drive IATA's priorities in the Philippines, including safety, airport infrastructure, Fast Travel as well as regulatory issues affecting aviation. Read More.

IATA Membership in Asia Pacific grows in 2016 

The new IATA member airlines continue to broaden the diversity of IATA's membership in the Asia Pacific region. T'Way Air based in South Korea, Thai Lion Air and VietJet are considered new model airlines, while Laos Airlines is the first airline from the Lao People's Democratic Republic to join IATA. Read More.

Asia Pacific Leads 20-Year Passenger Demand Forecast

Asia Pacific is forecasted to be the largest driver of demand by 2035 with more than half of the new passenger traffic coming from the region. Four out of the five fastest growing markets will be from Asia, namely China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Read More.

Uniform Passenger Service Charge (PSC) Remains A Priority for KLIA

IATA continues to emphasize for a uniform Passenger Service Charge (PSC) at KLIA and KLIA2 as the Malaysia Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) announced the revised PSC rates with effect from 1 January 2017. Read More.​​​​​​​​​

Statement: IATA and ICTS Settle Dispute 

Amsterdam - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ICTS Europe Systems Limited (ICTS) have settled their dispute concerning use by ICTS of IATA's Timatic database and the Travel Information Manual (TIM) Read More. 

Asia Pacific Carriers to Generate $6.3 Billion Profits in 2017 

The global airline industry is expected to make a net profit of $29.8 billion this year. Asia Pacific will record the second highest profits among the regions, with a net profit of $6.3 billion for a net margin of 2.9%. Read More.​  

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