IATA Press Releases
IATA has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE).
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:00 pm
European Commission Slots Decision Out of Touch with Reality, Damages Sustainability and Industry Recovery
IATA branded the EC's decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality.
Posted: July 23, 2021, 4:00 pm
Governments to address the high cost of COVID-19 tests and show flexibility in permitting cost-effective antigen tests
Posted: July 22, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA and IATAN announced that IATA’s travel and tourism diploma courses are now offered to US travel professionals.
Posted: July 21, 2021, 1:00 pm
IATA reported that based on May 2021 passenger survey, travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing.
Posted: July 21, 2021, 8:00 am
Decision by the government to gradually allow fully vaccinated foreigners travelers to enter the country is good news.
Posted: July 19, 2021, 8:00 pm
IATA warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation.
Posted: July 14, 2021, 3:00 pm
IATA called on states to follow new guidance on travel from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Posted: July 14, 2021, 12:00 pm
IATA announced the appointment of Brendan Sullivan as IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.
Posted: July 12, 2021, 10:00 am
IATA announced the launch of a Mobility Aids Action Group to examine and improve the transport of mobility aids.
Posted: July 8, 2021, 2:00 pm
Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.
Posted: July 8, 2021, 1:30 pm
IATA released research on training requirements for the aviation workforce as recovery from COVID-19 starts.
Posted: July 8, 2021, 12:00 pm
IATA is inviting nominations for the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards.
Posted: July 7, 2021, 2:00 pm
Travel demand showed some improvements in May 2021 vs April, but well below pre-pandemic levels.
Posted: July 7, 2021, 12:25 pm
May 2021 global air cargo markets show strong growth trend demand
Posted: July 7, 2021, 12:20 pm
Posted: July 6, 2021, 10:00 pm
IATA and Rolls-Royce signed statement on open approach to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
Posted: July 1, 2021, 11:00 am
Ahead implementation of EUs Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) , airlines and airports warn of major risks due to inconsistent approach
Posted: June 29, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA asks for meeting with the Government of Argentina following restrictions on international flights.
Posted: June 28, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA has launched a self-registration portal to make it easier for COVID-19 testing labs to join the IATA Travel Pass Lab Network.
Posted: June 28, 2021, 11:00 am
Aviation welcomes updated EASA-ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol calling for harmonised and risk-based COVID-19 travel measures
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:00 pm
IATA)welcomed the relaxation of COVID-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers, and the broader use of affordable antigen testing adopted by Spain and France this week.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 3:00 pm
IATA announced that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 1:00 pm
IATA released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%.
Posted: June 8, 2021, 9:00 am
IATA called on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to maintain the critical separation between politics and aviation safety issues.
Posted: June 4, 2021, 8:00 am
IATA expressed disappointment on SES 2+ , entrenches environmental & cost-efficiency failings
Posted: June 3, 2021, 2:00 pm
Four leading associations mobilize employees and travellers to urge policy-makers to lift travel restrictions across Europe.
Posted: June 3, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA urged governments to make data-driven decisions to manage risks when reopening borders
Posted: June 2, 2021, 11:00 am
Joint Statement with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on International Cabin Crew Day
On International Cabin Crew Day, we salute all the world’s cabin crew for their dedication to helping people stay connected through air travel.
Posted: May 31, 2021, 12:00 pm
Changes IATA's management structure are being implemented to enable IATA to better represent and serve its 290 member airlines.
Posted: May 27, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA and Tourism Economics long-term view for post-COVID-19 demand recovery demonstrates that people remain eager to travel.
Posted: May 26, 2021, 12:00 pm
IATA warned of potential airport chaos unless governments quickly adopt digital travel health credentials and other COVID-19 measures.
Posted: May 26, 2021, 12:00 pm
Statement on flight FR 4978 by Willie Walsh, IATA Director General.
Posted: May 24, 2021, 12:00 pm
IATA applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to COVID-19 vaccinated travelers.
Posted: May 19, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA warned that proposals by AENA to increase user charges at the 46 airports it operates across Spain could damage Spain’s economic and employment recovery from COVID-19.
Posted: May 7, 2021, 8:00 am
IATA welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism.
Posted: May 5, 2021, 5:00 pm
IATA called on governments to ensure that high costs for COVID-19 testing don’t put travel out of reach.
Posted: May 4, 2021, 12:30 pm
Passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-COVID levels but rose compared to February 2021
Posted: May 4, 2021, 12:15 pm
March 2021 air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels with month-on-month demand increased at a slower pace.
Posted: May 4, 2021, 12:00 pm
Europe’s aviation, travel & tourism sectors welcome yesterday’s vote on EU’s Digital Green Certificate Regulation.
Posted: April 29, 2021, 9:00 am
IATA expressed deep frustration in the UK CAA decision allowing Heathrow Airport to re-evaluate and increase its asset base by GBP 300 million.
Posted: April 28, 2021, 11:00 am
IATA is collaborating with CANSO and ICAO on a virtual training initiative to boost runway safety and improve the operational efficiency of aviation.
Posted: April 27, 2021, 3:00 pm
IATA is encouraged by comments of the President of the EC that the EU will grant unrestricted access to vaccinated travelers from the US.
Posted: April 26, 2021, 1:00 pm
New benefits include access to an additional 180,000 worldwide hotel properties through a new partnership with hotelbeds.com.
Posted: April 26, 2021, 10:00 am
IATA has added a new functionality to its MRO SmartHub which allows users of the product to sell their surplus aircraft components and parts via online auctions.
Posted: April 23, 2021, 9:00 am
UNWTO and IATA announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel.
Posted: April 23, 2021, 8:00 am
IATA urged states to comply with recommendations on travel from the WHO Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee
Posted: April 22, 2021, 11:00 am
Panama is the first country in Latin America to accept this new IATA application.
Posted: April 21, 2021, 7:00 pm
IATA expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021 (net profit margin of -10.4%).
Posted: April 21, 2021, 1:00 pm
IATA warned that the Single European Sky project to reform Europe’s air traffic management system faces collapse if European states do not support the EC’s proposals to reboot.
Posted: April 20, 2021, 2:00 pm