In April 2020, IATA celebrated 75 years of working together with our member airlines to make aviation the business of freedom.


However, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the resulting shutdown of air travel around the globe shifted the priorities for both the industry and IATA member airlines. 

Throughout the first half of 2020 IATA has been calling on governments around the globe to support aviation in different forms and has contributed to ICAO´s TakeOff, an authoritative and comprehensive framework of risk-based temporary measures for air transport operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Access IATA´s press releases issued during the COVID'19 crisis.