IATA collaborates with airports worldwide to ensure infrastructure development and charges adhere to established principles. We look forward to working with you to establish long-term strategies and to address near-term issues.
IATA supports the development and management of standards for the slot allocation process in consultation with airport coordinators and airlines. The standards are published in the IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines.
Airports are eligible for an IATA code when requested by an airline or a computer reservation system.
Cargo handling is performed at thousands of airports all over the world by hundreds of companies, big and small. IATA actively drives the development of ground handling operations standards, best-practice processes and procedures and promotes global consistency and harmonization.:
Commitment to greater efficiency from airports and all industry partners will secure a sustainable future for aviation. IATA works with airports to drive cost-efficiency improvements. More on
IATA policy activities related to infrastructure
Towards user-friendly airports
Airport planning and infrastructure development must support safe, functional, capacity-optimized and user-friendly airports.
See what IATA has in place to support airport development.
Security: Smart Security
The Smart Security is IATA's vision for a passenger screening system that facilitates the passenger journey, while offering airports greater operational efficiencies and increased revenue opportunities. More on the Smart Security
Other security programs:
Ground Handling Safety
The IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is an essential factor for safety on the ground, benefiting airports too. See on the
ISAGO registry which ground handlers are ISAGO-certified for your airport.
With around 900,000 aircraft ULDs in service representing a replacement value of over USD $1 Billion, ULDs are expensive assets that require correct handling. Many people in the industry do not know that ULDs are aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety. Help us raise awareness with the
ULD Safety Campaign