The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is deeply saddened by the tragic series of events in Japan beginning with the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. The thoughts and prayers of all IATA employees are with the people of Japan as they deal with this tragedy.

Air transport provides vital links for people and economies, especially in times of crisis. IATA is working with international and Japanese authorities and our member airlines to ensure continued safe and efficient air links at this critical time.