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29.10.2020

IATA Upgrades Travel Industry Designator Service (TIDS)

IATA has enhanced its Travel Industry Designator Service (TIDS) and will also no longer charge travel agencies to use the service

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
27.10.2020

Airlines Unable to Cut Costs Deep Enough to Save Jobs

IATA presented new analysis showing that the airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralize severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and preserve jobs in 2021.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
27.10.2020

WMO and IATA Agree to Improve Aircraft Meteorological Reporting

IATA and World Meteorological Organization signed an agreement to improve the reporting of meteorological data by commercial aircraft (AMDAR).

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Europe
21.10.2020

COVID-19 Testing and Continued Financial Support Crucial to Save Air Transport

IATA re-iterated the urgent need to re-open borders with COVID-19 testing and for financial support for aviation.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
21.10.2020

Significant Fuel, Time & CO2 Savings Expected from Jordan / Israel Airspace Agreement

IATA welcomed the recent agreement between Jordan and Israel for flights across both countries.

  • Press Release
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
21.10.2020

IATA Revises 2020 Passenger Traffic Forecast Down for Africa

Q4 2020 bookings show that the recovery continues to falter mainly for international travel.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
21.10.2020

IATA Revises 2020 Passenger Traffic Forecast Down for the Middle East

Regional travel picked up from April but international travel remained heavily constrained by government restrictions

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
16.10.2020

IATA Welcomes US Military Report on Low Risk of Catching COVID-19 on a Flight

IATA welcomed the release of the results of testing by the US Transportation Command confirming the low risk of transmission onboard.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
16.10.2020

Partnership to Support Safety Oversight in the Netherlands

IATA and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Netherlands (ILT) signed a MoU on the improvement of aviation safety.

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • Europe
13.10.2020

ACI and IATA Call for Urgent Industry-Wide Support to Underpin Recovery

ACI World and IATA reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
13.10.2020

Council's Failure to Harmonize Travel Restrictions Puts Millions of Jobs at Risk

Following the adoption by European Affairs Ministers of a recommendation on travel restrictions, the aviation sector warns of consequences.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
08.10.2020

Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

IATA demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
08.10.2020

Financial Aid, COVID-19 Testing Key to Aviation’s Survival in Southern Africa

IATA outlined the key priorities for sustainability of aviation in Southern Africa in the face of COVID-19

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
07.10.2020

ACI World and IATA in Joint Push for Globally Consistent Approach to Testing

ACI World and IATA have today made a joint call for a globally-consistent approach to testing international passengers as an alternative to quarantine measures.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
06.10.2020

Looming Cash Crisis Threatens Airlines

IATA warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020, despite the restart of operations.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
02.10.2020

Pressure intensifies to drop quarantines in favour of EU-wide passenger testing protocol

European aviation bodies have intensified their call to replace quarantine measures with passenger testing.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
01.10.2020

IATA Urges Alternatives to Quarantines in US

IATA expressed strong concern over the continued existence of arrival quarantine regimes imposed by state governments in the United States, including New York and Hawaii.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
01.10.2020

IATA restructuring

IATA has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
01.10.2020

1.7 Million Middle East Jobs will be Lost due to COVID-19 and Border Closures

IATA warned that the damage being done to the Middle East aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
01.10.2020

4.5 Million African Jobs at Risk due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions

IATA warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
30.09.2020

Green Recovery of Air Transport a Priority for Industry Leaders

Despite the crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover.

  • Press Release
  • Environment
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
29.09.2020

Traffic Forecast Downgrade After Dismal Summer

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
29.09.2020

Insufficient Capacity Dampens Air Cargo in August

IATA released data for global air freight markets in August showing that improvement remains slow amid insufficient capacity.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
24.09.2020

2020 AGM to be Virtual

IATA announced that the Association’s 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place 24 November 2020 as a virtual event.

  • Press Release
  • IATA Matters
  • All Regions
24.09.2020

‘IATA and UNOCT to Cooperate on Countering Terrorist Travel’

IATA and UNOCT signed a MoU to strengthen cooperation with the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme.

  • Press Release
  • All Regions
22.09.2020

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

IATA called for rapid, affordable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
21.09.2020

IATA Asks Argentine Government to Reconsider 35% Additional Tax on International Airline Tickets

IATA called on the Argentine government to urgently reconsider the additional 35% tax to be levied on international airline tickets.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
19.09.2020

IATA Comment on Studies Regarding Onboard Transmission of COVID-19

IATA comments on studies regarding onboard transmission of COVID-19 on two flights in March 2020.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
18.09.2020

IATA Requests Clarity from Authorities to Enable Reopening of Air Transport in El Salvador

IATA requests the Salvadoran government to clarify the COVID-19 testing requirements so that aviation can resume operations

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
18.09.2020

Proposed Environment Tax Will Destroy Jobs and Fail to Decarbonize Aviation

Proposed new environmental taxes in France will fail to decarbonize aviation but will eliminate 150,000 French jobs.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Environment
  • Europe
16.09.2020

Quarantine Measures Hampering the Restart of Aviation in Africa and the Middle East

IATA called on governments in AME to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine when re-opening their economies.

  • Press Release
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
14.09.2020

Canadian Government Needs to Consider Safe Options and Reopen Borders

IATA urges Canada to support the COVID-19 testing initiatives of national carriers to reopen international and domestic travel without quarantine

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
10.09.2020

Urgent Rescue Plan for UK Air Transport Needed

IATA outlined the need for an urgent rescue plan for UK aviation, in the face of an imminent unemployment catastrophe.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
09.09.2020

IATA Launches Platform to Improve Visibility on Air Cargo Infrastructure and Capabilities

IATA has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of service providers across the value chain.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
09.09.2020

The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport is Now

IATA urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
08.09.2020

EU States Must Adopt European Commission Proposal on Open Borders

IATA welcomed the proposals from the European Commission to better coordinate and communicate on travel restrictions in the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
03.09.2020

Airlines and Airports Agree Conditions for European Winter Slots Waiver

Airlines and airports have agreed to abide by a set of conditions under which an extension of the waiver of the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule could be applied for the 2020-2021 winter season.

  • Press Release
  • Slots
  • COVID-19
  • Europe
02.09.2020

Regional Air Traffic Remains Stagnant

IATA has renewed its call on governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to allow a wider restart for aviation, as well as consider providing further financial relief and aid to the airlines.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
01.09.2020

IATA Calls for Borders to Open and Continued Relief Measures

IATA is calling on governments to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders and to continue with relief measures for airlines during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
01.09.2020

Sluggish Improvement in Passenger Demand Continues in July

IATA announced that passenger demand in July, continued at critically low levels--79.8% below July 2019 levels.

  • Press Release
  • Economics & Traffic Results
  • Passenger Experience
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
31.08.2020

July Air Cargo Demand Stable, Capacity Remains Constrained

IATA released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019.

  • Press Release
  • Cargo
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
  • All Regions
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North Asia
  • The Americas
26.08.2020

Safe Restart of Aviation and Connectivity Crucial for Africa’s Recovery

IATA called for harmonized adoption across Africa of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance for safe operations amid the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
24.08.2020

Travelers Face Risk of Penalties for Refusing to Wear Face Coverings

IATA is appealing to all travelers to wear face covering during the travel journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during COVID-19.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
21.08.2020

IATA statement on Singapore’s Updated Border Measures

IATA has welcomed Singapore’s announcement on the easing of border measures for entry into the country.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Asia Pacific
19.08.2020

Colombia Takes an Important Step Towards Restarting Aviation

IATA welcomes the announcement by Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to reopen 15 airports in September, including Bogota.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
17.08.2020

Health Checklist to Help Airlines Implement ICAO COVID-19 Guidance

IATA released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support ICAO's Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis.

  • Press Release
  • Safety & Flight Operations
  • COVID-19
  • All Regions
14.08.2020

IATA: Clear Government Plan Needed to Restart Aviation in Colombia

IATA is once again asking both the national government and the mayors of Colombia’s main cities for a clear and precise plan which will allow aviation to restart in the country.

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • The Americas
13.08.2020

Impact of COVID-19 on African Aviation and Economies is Worsening

The impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation and economies worsened sharply since the April assessment

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
13.08.2020

COVID-19 Impact Deepens in the Middle East

New data shows deepened impact of COVID-19 shut down of air traffic on Middle East aviation and economies

  • Press Release
  • COVID-19
  • Africa & Middle East (AME)
13.08.2020

European COVID-19 Impacts Continue to Worsen as Border Restrictions Remain

IATA urged governments to coordinate to lift border restrictions in Europe

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