Iran, IATA to Boost Cooperation in Air Transport Industry

A high-ranking delegation from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) held talks with top officials of the Iranian aviation companies and airlines in a bid to boost cooperation between the two sides in diverse areas of air transport industry. In their three-day visit to the Islamic Republic, the IATA delegation met with the managers and […]

Akbar al-Baker re-elected to IATA Board of Governors

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker has been re-elected into the Board of Governors of International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global aviation industry body. The prestigious appointment, for a term of three more years until the conclusion of IATA"™s 74th AGM in 2018, took place at this month"™s 71st IATA AGM in Miami, […]

Industry Stepping Up Engagement on Consumer Protection

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is stepping up efforts to engage with stakeholder"”governments, travelers and consumer group"”on the important issue of consumer protection. There are now over 60 countries with some form of passenger rights regulations, with more countries considering new rules. "The growing patchwork of consumer rights regimes is leaving travelers confused when […]

Airline Profitability Strengthens Further Major Contrasts in Regional Performance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On expected revenues of $727 billion, the industry would achieve a 4.0% net profit margin. The significant strengthening from the $16.4 billion net profit in 2014 (re-stated from $19.9 billion) reflects the net impact […]

Airline Leaders will meet in Miami next week

Right now, many important changes are happening in the world of aviation. The past year has seen many changes in the standing of the airlines in North and South America, including ranking, ownership, and public favor. Now is when we find out the impact all this activity has had on the industry, and what it […]

IAWA Selects 2015 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient: Cecile, Hatfield

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Cecile Hatfield. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players […]

ICAO forges clear strategic agreement amongst states and industry as landmark hight level safety events draws to successful conclusio

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) concluded its second High Level Safety Conference (HLSC) yesterday, with over 850 participants from its Member States and industry showing strong and united support for the UN body"™s near- and long-term strategic planning and priorities for global aviation safety. Besides forging global consensus on two particularly challenging emerging safety […]

Industry Celebrates its Centennial in the Black Profitability Weak but Still Making Major Economic Contribution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry report outlining how air transport is adding value for consumers, the wider economy, governments, and investors. The report illustrates how the airline industry continues to improve profitability through efficiency gains while connecting more cities, lowering transport costs, supporting jobs, and making […]

Shippers voice concerns to air cargo industry

Shippers revealed the challenges of the air cargo industry in a panel Monday at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Des Vertannes, global head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association, moderated the panel. He said one issue is air cargo "“ the mode that shippers pay the most for "“ is […]