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CEO Brief June 2014

Editorial from IATA's Director General & CEO

The celebration of 100 years of scheduled commercial aviation was front and center at the 70th IATA AGM. This year airlines will connect 3.3 billion passengers and 52 million tonnes of cargo over 50,000 routes with 100,000 flights a day. But more importantly, we are the life blood of the global economy.

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Unruly Passengers

A key decision taken at the AGM was the unanimous adoption of a resolution calling upon all States to become parties to Montreal Protocol 2014 and endorsing core principles (pdf) on unruly passengers. More...


NDC News 

In 2014, 3 new pilots testing some of the NDC aspects have been launched and another 3 airlines announced their intention to launch pilots at the IATA AGM in June.


Aircraft Tracking

The Aircraft Tracking Task Force (ATTF) is an initiative launched by IATA, aligned closely with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) focus on global flight tracking. More...

Consumer Protection

IATA’s focus is to call on governments to take a coordinated approach to legislation regarding delays, cancellations and denied boarding. More...

Climate Change

A new EU Regulation on noise-related operating restrictions was adopted on 24 April 2014, coming into force in two years’ time. More...

In Brief

April results reflect a record number of e-AWBs with global penetration now standing at 14.3%. More...

Looking at the Numbers

Economic development worldwide is getting a significant boost from air transport. This is being generated by increasing connections between cities.

The number of unique city pair connections is estimated at more than 16,000, almost double the connectivity by air twenty years ago.

 Econ Outlook

Partnerships on Safety & Security

IATA continues to strengthen partnerships and global collaboration with regulators and key industry stakeholders to ensure safe and secure flying.



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