Industry Ready to Continue Cooperation with Authorities in Transfer of Cargo-Only Flights from Mexico City International Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to work with authorities in Mexico to ensure a successful transfer of dedicated cargo operations from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to other airports within the Mexico City Metropolitan Region. In a decree published on 02 February 2023, the Mexican authorities extended the timeframe […]

Emirates reaffirms its industry-leading safety standards

Emirates, the world’s largest passenger airline, has completed its latest IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with zero findings – the equivalent of a perfect score, and a rare occurrence in the industry given the complexity of airline operations. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Safety is one of Emirates’ core values, and since day […]

Avianca: Loss of Viva would have negative impact on Colombia’s airline industry

The potential collapse of the low-cost Colombian airline Viva could lead to higher fares and the loss of connections to some cities, Avianca’s chief executive said Thursday. Avianca and Viva announced on Wednesday they had appealed to Colombia’s aviation regulator after it rejected their plan to merge, proposing steps to allay its concerns, such as […]

IATA clarifies industry stance on Dominican Republic Tourist Card fee collection

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) wishes to clarify the industry’s position on the collection of the tourist card tax on airline tickets for flights to the Dominican Republic. In the interest of finding a workable solution for all parties concerned, IATA along with the airlines serving the Dominican Republic have held several discussions with […]

IATA Appoints Paula Bernal as new Country Manager for Colombia

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Paula Bernal Sanint as the association’s new country manager for Colombia. Bernal will join the organization on 18 October and lead the IATA team based in Bogota, whose role is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry. Bernal graduated from the Pontificada Universidad Javeriana with a […]

Industry Leaders Discuss Sustainable Aviation alongside Summit of the Americas

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with Boeing, hosted a roundtable on sustainable aviation in the context of the IX Summit of the Americas which is being held from June 6-10, 2022 in Los Angeles under the theme of “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future.” Representatives from various stakeholders in the aviation […]

Ecuador’s aviation industry signs Declaration against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

As part of the celebration of Aviation Day in Ecuador, organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, ACI-LAC, ALTA, and ARLAE, the airline industry signed a joint statement reaffirming its commitment to fight against illegal wildlife trafficking. Additionally, it called on the National Government […]

Future of aviation is on the line as urgent support is needed, says ACI

New forecasts from Airports Council International (ACI) World show the path to recovery in 2021 will be slow and uncertain and, without government policy support and assistance, the industry continues to face collapse. ACI World’s most recent COVID-19 impact analysis revealed the global airport industry experienced a reduction of more than 6 billion passengers by […]