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06.04.2020

IATA Releases 2019 Airline Safety Report

The report shows continuing improvements in airline safety compared to 2018 and to the preceding five years

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Safety
  • All Regions
03.04.2020

IATA Postpones 2020 AGM

IATA announced the postponement of the 76th AGM and World Air Transport Summit, initially planned for 22-23 June.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • All Regions
03.04.2020

More Asia-Pacific States Urgently Need to Support their Airline Industry

IATA is urging Asia-Pacific states to take urgent action to provide financial support to their airline industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • Asia Pacific
02.04.2020

Middle East and Africa Airlines Revenue Losses Mount - Urgent Government Support Required

IATA strengthened its call for urgent action from governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide financial relief to airlines

  • Press Release
  • Airline Distribution
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
02.04.2020

Passenger Demand Plunges on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

IATA announced global passenger traffic data for February 2020 showing that demand fell 14.1% compared to February 2019

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
01.04.2020

Air Cargo Demand Slumps in February as COVID-19 Takes Hold

Demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers, decreased by 1.4% compared to the same period in 2019

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
31.03.2020

Airlines Facing Rapid Cash Burn

IATA published new analysis showing that airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • All Regions
27.03.2020

Statement: EU Waives Slot Use Rule for Summer Season

IATA thanked the European Union for agreeing to suspend the airport slot use rules for the whole summer season.

  • Press Release
  • Slots
  • Europe
26.03.2020

IATA Welcomes EC Efforts to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

IATA welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) Guidelines on Facilitating Air Cargo Operations During COVID-19 Outbreak.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • All Regions
26.03.2020

Asia-Pacific Governments Urged to Provide Urgent Emergency Support for Airlines

IATA has written to the heads of government of 18 States in Asia-Pacific to appeal for emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airline Distribution
  • Asia Pacific
26.03.2020

European Airlines Revenue Losses Mount – Urgent Government Support Required

The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76 bn and passenger demand (measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers) is projected to be 46% below 2019 levels

  • Press Release
  • Airline Distribution
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Europe
25.03.2020

Aviation Industry Asks G20 to Act Quickly to Prevent Irrecoverable Damage to International Connectivity

IATA urged G20 leaders to act quickly to prevent irrecoverable damage to international connectivity arising from the impact of COVID-19

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • All Regions
25.03.2020

Air Cargo Bottlenecks Could Put Lives at Risk- Urgent Government Action Required

IATA and its members renew their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • All Regions
24.03.2020

Deeper Revenue Hit from COVID-19

IATA now estimates that industry passenger revenues could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
24.03.2020

IATA Thanks Governments for Support but More Need to Step Up

IATA welcomes the support of those governments around the world that have provided financial relief to airlines and urged other governments to follow suit before more damage is done

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
23.03.2020

IATA Calls on Latin America & Caribbean Governments to Support the Airline Industry in Face of COVID-19 Crisis

IATA is renewing its call to governments across Latin America and the Caribbean to provide urgent financial relief to airlines

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airline Distribution
  • The Americas
21.03.2020

IATA Thanks Regulators for Flexibility, Urges Others to Follow Suit

IATA welcomes decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airline Distribution
  • All Regions
20.03.2020

IATA Thanks Brazilian Government for Supporting Aviation Industry in Face of COVID-19

Aviation plays a vital role in Brazil’s economy, supporting US$18.8 billion of the country’s GDP along with 840,000 jobs

  • Press Release
  • Law & Regulations
  • The Americas
19.03.2020

Europe - Urgent Emergency Support Requested for Airlines

IATA is appealing to governments in Europe, as part of a worldwide campaign, for emergency government intervention as they fight for survival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Europe
19.03.2020

Africa & Middle East - Urgent Emergency Support Requested for Airlines

IATA appeals to governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
18.03.2020

Airlines Disappointed with European Commission Guidelines on EU261

IATA and Airlines for Europe (A4E), reacted with dismay to the European Commission’s new guidelines on the application of the EU261 passenger rights regime

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Europe
16.03.2020

Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19

Air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • All Regions
13.03.2020

IATA Welcomes EU Suspension of Slot Use Rules

IATA welcomed the announcement by the European Commission (EC) granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 “use it or lose it” rule for airport slots

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Slots
  • Europe
13.03.2020

Safety and Flight Operations Conference Postponed

IATA announces the postponement of the upcoming Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • All Regions
12.03.2020

IATA Reacts to Latest US Travel Restrictions

IATA urged governments to prepare for the broad economic consequences of these actions

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
05.03.2020

IATA Updates COVID-19 Financial Impacts -Relief Measures Needed-

Airline share prices have fallen nearly 25% since the outbreak began.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
04.03.2020

COVID-19 Hits January Passenger Demand

Global passenger traffic data for January 2020 shows that demand climbed 2.4% compared to January 2019.

  • Press Release
  • Passenger Experience
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
04.03.2020

Ethiopian Air Transport Market Set to Grow 226% by 2037

IATA latest study on the importance of air transport and tourism to Ethiopia revealed that the sustained prioritization of air transport, connectivity and tourism as a strategic asset would support an additional 900,000 jobs

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
04.03.2020

Air Cargo Demand Down 3.3% in January 2020

January marked the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in cargo volumes.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
03.03.2020

Nominations Open for 2nd Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Nominations are open from 3 March until 30 April 2020.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • Value of Aviation
  • All Regions
02.03.2020

14th World Air Cargo Symposium Postponement Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the 14th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) will be postponed.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
02.03.2020

IATA Requests Global Suspension of Slot Rules Due to Coronavirus

Flexibility is needed for airlines to adjust their schedules according to extraordinary demand developments

  • Press Release
  • Slots
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
28.02.2020

Sweden Urges Passengers to Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly

IATA supported by airports group Swedavia, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sweden, and the Swedish Aviation Industry Group, are urging passengers to “Fly Safely, Drink Responsibly” and to think carefully about their alcohol consumption before boarding flights.

  • Press Release
  • Passenger Experience
  • Europe
27.02.2020

Statement on Heathrow Court Ruling

Heathrow Decision Threatens UK Economy

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Europe
20.02.2020

COVID-19 Cuts Demand and Revenues

The initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Asia Pacific
18.02.2020

Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-border Airmail Network

The aim is to promote the development and expansion of safe, secure, accessible and high-quality airmail and air cargo services.

  • Press Release
17.02.2020

Safety & Flight Ops Conference Aims for 20/20 Safety Vision

IATA announced that “20/20 Vision: Focusing on the Future,” will be the theme of IATA's 2020 edition of the Safety and Flight Ops Conference.

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • All Regions
13.02.2020

IATA Reaffirms Support for the Expansion the existing El Dorado Airport in Bogota

IATA supports the expansion of the existing El Dorado Airport in Bogota, versus the plan to build a second airport which would handle some of the commercial passenger and cargo traffic

  • Press Release
06.02.2020

Slower but Steady Growth in 2019

The 2019 full-year global passenger traffic results show that demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
05.02.2020

2019 Worst Year for Air Freight Demand Since 2009

2019 air freight demand fell by 3.3% compared to 2018, while capacity rose by 2.1%

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
03.02.2020

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao is Keynote Speaker at IATA Legal Symposium 2020

IATA annnounced The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will address IATA’s Legal Symposium in New York on 19-21 February 2020.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • All Regions
30.01.2020

IATA and XCHG’s CBL Markets Announce the World’s First Airline Carbon Exchange

The Airline Carbon Exchange will serve as a centralized marketplace for CORSIA eligible emission units

  • Press Release
  • Environment
  • All Regions
30.01.2020

Strengthening Cooperation on Standards for Intermodal Travel

IATA signed an MoU with the International Union of Railways focusing on data exchange standards

  • Press Release
  • Airline Distribution
  • All Regions
25.01.2020

Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan (China)

IATA is closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus outbreak in China

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • North Asia
10.01.2020

Statement on Ukrainian International Airlines (PS 752)

It is an outrage that a civil aircraft is downed even inadvertently by military action

  • Press Release
  • Other
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
09.01.2020

Stable Passenger Demand Growth in November

November 2019 passenger demand rose 3.3% compared to the same month in 2018

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
08.01.2020

Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

Global air freight markets showed that November 2019 demand, measured in (FTKs decreased by 1.1% compared to the same period in 2018.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
18.12.2019

IATA Concerned over Guarulhos City Council’s Plans for the Imposition of an Environmental Tax at Sao Paulo’s Airport

IATA voices concerns over the proposed imposition of an Environmental Preservation Fee (TPA), to be paid by all Guarulhos passengers, Sao Paulo’s main international airport.

  • Press Release
  • Environment
  • The Americas
16.12.2019

Management Developments

IATA announced changes to its Strategic Leadership Team and corporate structure.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • Other
  • All Regions
12.12.2019

IATA to Improve Efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

IATA has launched a new programme to raise global standards in cargo handling operations.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • All Regions