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IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Membership of IATA amounts to some 275 airlines. On this page, you will find a selection of critical IATA programs, policies, and services to support airlines.   

IATA's Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Next AGM will take place on 4-6 June 2017 in Cancun. Did you miss the last edition? See what took place at IATA's 2016 AGM in Dublin.

Become an IATA member

Find out what it takes for airlines to join IATA's membership base: Requirements for IATA membership


Safety our # 1 priority

The IATA Operational & Safety Audit (IOSA) is a mandatory requirement for IATA membership. See how to schedule your IOSA audit.

Further information on our safety initiatives.

Health & Safety

IATA has set up a structure to contribute to an efficient and cost effective approach to handling medical issues in the airline industry.


We run intensive lobbying campaigns to support many aspects of airline operations. Major policy initiatives include: passenger rights, emissions trading, security, aviation charges, airport slots, the benefits of aviation.

Go to our Policy page.

New Distribution Capability

Together, let's build retailing!  Participate in pilots and the definition of new standards for the New Distribution Capability (NDC).
NDC is an StB initiative.

Smart Security

Smart Security is a vision for more effective and sustainable passenger screening. For airlines, this concept will increase customer satisfaction and reduce departure delays.

Building a greener future

Air transport is united behind a four-pillar environmental strategy and challenging targets to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020: improvements to technology, operations and infrastructure and the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels.
More on IATA's environmental commitment.

The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program helps airlines improve environmental management. And a carbon offset program is available to airlines.   

Cargo: fac​ilitating world trade

Several programs promote greater efficiency in the air cargo supply chain:

More on Cargo


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