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Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

For those in the Northern hemisphere, we are well into spring—a season of renewal and hope. The start of the season, however, was marred by brutal terrorist attacks in Brussels. As an industry our thoughts are with all those who suffered losses on that day in the subway system and at the airport. As an industry our thoughts are with all those who suffered losses on that day in the subway system and at the airport. We can all be proud of aviation’s resilience. Brussels Airport and the airlines serving it pulled together to re-connect Brussels to the world.  More... 

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Safety highlights

The 2015 global jet accident  rate was the equivalent of one major accident for every 3.1 million flights. More...

Climate Change

International negotiations on the introduction of a global MBM scheme have entered a key period. More...

Wildlife Protection

IATA has signed a declaration aimed at reducing the illegal trafficking of wildlife.  More..​

72nd IATA Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held in Dublin, from 1 to 3 June 2016. The event is hosted by Aer Lingus. More..​.​

Cargo updates​

Better ULD handling will increase safety and reduce costs. ​More...​

Looking at the numbers​​ - Lower fuel & fares to stimulate demand

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Average global fares in reported US$ terms fell by around 12% in 2015 compared to the previous year. However, the strong US$ appreciation over that period has exaggerated the downward trend in airfares. 

Furthermore, industry competitive pressures mean that the declines in oil prices seen around the end of last year and into 2016 are likely to translate into further declines in fares as fuel hedges unwind.  More... 

European Modernization Airspace

European airspace modernization would boost the European economy by €245 billon. More…
 

Facilitation and border Management

IATA works with IOM to develop cooperation on aviation security. More…​​​​​

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