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02.07.2020

ACI and IATA Call for Governments to Bear Costs of Public Health Measures

ACI World and IATA have urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
02.07.2020

Quarantine Measures Threaten Aviation Restart in Africa & the Middle East

IATA urged governments in Africa and the Middle East to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of COVID-19 cases.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
01.07.2020

IATA Welcomes ICAO Council Decision on CORSIA

IATA welcomes the decision by ICAO to use 2019 as a baseline for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

  • Press Release
  • Environment
  • All Regions
01.07.2020

May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

IATA announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May 2019.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
30.06.2020

New General Counsel at IATA as Jeff Shane Retires

Karen Clayton new General Counsel, replacing Jeff Shane who retired after 7 years.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • All Regions
30.06.2020

May Air Cargo Shows Slight Pickup Amid Continuing Capacity Crunch

IATA data for global air freight markets in May 2020 show slight improvement in air cargo market.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • All Regions
24.06.2020

IATA Proposes Alternatives to Quarantine

IATA urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures to reduce the risk.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
24.06.2020

European Aviation Unites in Call for Support for Green Recovery from COVID-19

With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport, leaders from over a dozen air transport associations in Europe issued an urgent call for EU leaders to prioritize specific decarbonization initiatives in their allocation of future COVID-19 recovery funding.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
21.06.2020

Delayed Restart for Air Travel Could Affect More Than 95,000 Jobs in Israel

IATA warned that delaying the restart of air connectivity through quarantine restrictions puts 95,300 jobs at risk in Israel, and called for financial assistance.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
18.06.2020

IATA Launches Aviation Security Intelligence Portal

IATA launches the Security Risk Intelligence Portal (SRIP)—an incident reporting tool to help airlines mitigate and manage security risks which includes the latest state and airport restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Press Release
  • Security
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
17.06.2020

“The worst may be yet to come” – Impacts of COVID-19 on European Aviation and Economy Increasing

IATA revealed new research showing the impacts on European aviation and economies caused by the shutdown of air traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened over recent weeks.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
17.06.2020

African Aviation Industry Calls for Harmonized Safe Restart of Air Services

IATA, ACI and ICAO call on governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO’s global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
16.06.2020

ICAO, IATA, ACI Urge Governments in the Middle East to Implement Global Guidance for the Safe Restart of Aviation

IATA, ACI and ICAO are urging Middle East governments to rapidly implement ICAO’s guidelines for restoring air connectivity.

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
16.06.2020

Criteria for COVID-19 Testing in the Air Travel Process

IATA released criteria for the use of COVID-19 testing in the travel process.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • All Regions
16.06.2020

Continued Government Relief Measures Needed to get Airlines through the Winter

IATA warned that the airline industry faced a hard winter, and called on governments around the world to continue providing relief measures as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

  • Press Release
  • Slots
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
15.06.2020

Airlines in Latin America and Caribbean in Peril, Urgent Government Support Needed

IATA issued an urgent call to governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to help aviation survive its worst crisis ever.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
12.06.2020

We’re Ready – Passengers Can Fly with Confidence

Airlines and airports issue clear message as EC calls for lifting of all intra-EU travel restrictions from 15 June.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
10.06.2020

IATA Interactive Map Gives Travelers Latest COVID-19 Restrictions with Real-time Alerts Available

IATA introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country

  • Press Release
  • Other
  • All Regions
10.06.2020

Financial Aid Essential to Protect Air Transport in Czech Republic

IATA called on the Government of the Czech Republic to help air travel recover from the COVID-19 crisis by providing financial relief.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
09.06.2020

Industry Losses to Top $84 Billion in 2020

IATA released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
03.06.2020

IATA Calls on Tunisia’s Government for Direct Financial Relief for Aviation

IATA called on the government of Tunisia to provide financial relief for the aviation industry to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the nation’s economy.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
03.06.2020

After April Passenger Demand Trough, First Signals of Uptick

IATA announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
01.06.2020

Air Cargo Capacity Crunch: Demand Plummets but Capacity Disappears Even Faster

IATA's data for air freight markets in April 2020 show that demand dropped 27.7% vs 2019

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
01.06.2020

Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed

IATA urged governments to quickly implement the ICAO global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
27.05.2020

IATA, AASA and BARSA call on South Africa’s Government for financial relief to Aviation

IATA, AASA and BARSA are calling on the South African government to provide financial relief to aviation.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
26.05.2020

Airline Debt to Balloon by 28% -Heavy New Debt Levels Will Weigh Down Recovery

IATA's analysis shows that the airline industry’s debt could rise to $550 billion by year-end.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
21.05.2020

EASA/ECDC Guidelines Welcomed – Essential that European States Adopt Harmonized Measures

IATA welcomes the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol for the restart of air transport in Europe.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Europe
20.05.2020

ACI and IATA Outline Roadmap for Aviation Industry Restart

Global coordination needed to ensure new measures are driven by data and evidence

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Value of Aviation
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
19.05.2020

IATA Board Declares Principles for Industry Re-start

IATA announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport.

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Operations
  • Passenger Experience
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Travel & Tourism
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
19.05.2020

IATA Outlines Layered Approach for Industry Re-Start

Details of IATA's proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights amid the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Operations
  • Passenger Experience
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
14.05.2020

COVID-19 Crisis Continues to Devastate Air Transport in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Government Support Essential

IATA estimates that revenues generated by airlines in the Jordanian market will fall by US $700 million (52%) compared to 2019

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
13.05.2020

Don’t Make A Slow Recovery More Difficult with Quarantine Measures

IATA released new analysis showing that the damage to air travel from COVID-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul / international travel being the most severely impacted

  • Press Release
  • Travel & Tourism
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
13.05.2020

Airlines Decry Lack of Leadership and Clarity from European Commission Recommendations on Use of Travel Vouchers

A4E, AIRE, ERA, and IATA decried unclear guidelines from the EC on airlines’ use of refundable travel vouchers

  • Press Release
  • Airline Distribution
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
13.05.2020

Airlines and Airports Welcome EC Guidelines As Encouraging Step Towards Recovery

IATA and ACI EUROPE welcomed the issuance by the European Commission (EC) of a comprehensive framework aimed at coordinating the restoration of transport services and allowing European citizens to safely plan their summer holidays.

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Passenger Experience
  • Travel & Tourism
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
13.05.2020

IATA Calls on the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Support Aviation in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

IATA is calling for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
06.05.2020

IATA calls on Nigerian Government to Support Aviation in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

IATA called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the government of Nigeria to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the air transport sector.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
06.05.2020

Urgent Appeal to International Community to Support African Travel and Tourism Sector

Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector

  • Press Release
  • Travel & Tourism
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
05.05.2020

IATA Calls for Passenger Face Covering and Crew Masks

IATA supports the wearing of face coverings for passengers and masks for crew as part of a layered approach to biosecurity.

  • Press Release
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
04.05.2020

IATA / UPU Warn of Air Capacity Shortage

IATA and UPU urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
01.05.2020

IATA Appeals to Canadian Government for Immediate Relief for Airlines in Face of COVID-19 Crisis

Revenues generated by airlines in the Canadian market will fall by C$14.6 billion (43.2%)

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
30.04.2020

ACI and IATA Call for Urgent Financial Assistance to Protect Jobs and Operations

Financial relief will assist the industry to lay foundation for a balanced recovery

  • Press Release
  • Airport Infrastructure
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
29.04.2020

Passenger Demand Plunges in March as Travel Restrictions Take Hold

Global passenger traffic results for March 2020 show that demand dived 52.9% compared to the year-ago period

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
28.04.2020

November Dates for IATA’s 76th AGM

IATA announced that its rescheduled 76th AGM and World Air Transport Summit will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 23-24 November 2020

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
28.04.2020

Immediate and Severe Air Cargo Capacity Crunch

Global demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 15.2% in March compared to the previous year

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
27.04.2020

IATA Calls for Global Mutual Recognition by Civil Aviation Authorities

IATA called on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
27.04.2020

$75 Training in Celebration of 75 Years of Airlines Flying Better Together

IATA celebrates 75 years of airlines working together by offering some of its most popular training courses for a special offer of $75

  • Press Release
  • Other
  • All Regions
27.04.2020

Sebastian Mikosz to Join IATA

IATA announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • Other
  • All Regions
24.04.2020

COVID-19 Impact on Asia-Pacific Aviation Worsens

IATA indicate a worsening of the country impact from the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia Pacific region

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Asia Pacific
23.04.2020

Increased Risk to Jobs as European Airline Revenues Collapse

The potential revenue loss by European carriers in 2020 has grown to $89 billion and passenger demand is projected to be 55% below 2019 levels

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Value of Aviation
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
23.04.2020

Aviation Relief for African Airlines Critical as COVID-19 Impacts Deepen

IATA renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Africa deepen

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)