From 57 founding members in 1945, IATA now represents some 300 airlines in 120 countries. Carrying 83% of the world’s air traffic, IATA members include the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines.
IATA membership is open to airlines operating scheduled and non-scheduled air services that maintain an IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.
IATA membership benefits for airlines
Airlines benefit of IATA membership in several ways. Most importantly, IATA provides a powerful, unified and experienced voice that supports and promotes the interests of its members through:
- International recognition and lobbying
- Targeting key industry priorities
- Driving industry change
- Reducing costs
- Communication campaigns
- Training and other services
IATA Membership benefits at a glance (pdf) - View the detailed benefits
Apply for IATA membership
- Application procedure (pdf)
Are you a Travel or Cargo agent?
The programs that apply to you are our Travel Agency Program and Cargo Agency Program