IATA Says Traffic Recovery Picking Up, But Fuel Price Pressure Remains

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 07, 2022
The association is sticking to its assessment that traffic globally should return to 2019 levels by 2024.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Sees Uptick In NDC Airline Ticket Sales System Adoption

By Henry Canaday Jun 30, 2022
IATA has seen a “halo effect” from the COVID-19 pandemic on its New Distribution Capability (NDC) system for airline bookings that it hopes will help accelerate uptake.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Governments Need To Ratchet Up Support For Industry To Meet SAF Goals

By Lori Ranson Jun 27, 2022
IATA says SAF production needs to increase from roughly 100 million liters (26.4 million gal.) annually in 2021 to 449 billion liters (119 billion gal.) to meet the industry’s goal of net zero carbon emissions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Commercial Aviation Is Out Of Control

By Jens Flottau Jun 21, 2022
Aviation executives departed into a parallel universe for a few days in June. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

IATA Aims To Provide Industry Standard For Emission Calculations

By David Casey Jun 21, 2022
IATA says the online tool will allow travelers to choose the most sustainable route.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Global City-Pairs, Passenger Traffic Climb As Recovery Accelerates

By David Casey Jun 21, 2022
IATA Director General Willie Walsh said he is “very positive” about the recovery, with the number of airport pairs connected by direct air service set to return above the 20,000 mark this year.
Airports & Routes

Blocked Airline Funds Risk Damaging African Connectivity

By David Casey Jun 21, 2022
About $1 billion of foreign currency funds is being blocked by governments in Africa, according to IATA estimates.
Airlines & Lessors

UK Set To Amend Airport Slot Rules, IATA Says

By David Casey Jun 21, 2022
IATA’s European Regional Vice President Rafael Schvartzman has welcomed the move, saying it will help to tackle passenger disruption at UK airports.
Airports & Routes

Fit For 55 Risks Damaging European Connectivity, IATA Says

By David Casey May 19, 2022
IATA's Rafael Schvartzman warns that EU measures will damage the competitiveness of European carriers if they are adopted in their current form.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Chinese Market Won’t Go Back To Normal, IATA’s Walsh Says

By Chen Chuanren May 16, 2022
The way international airlines think about the greater Chinese market, including Hong Kong, has significantly changed over the course of the pandemic and the industry is now more wary of Beijing’s policies, according to IATA Director General Willie Walsh.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA DG Walsh: Full Network Restoration Years Away

By Aaron Karp May 03, 2022
While airlines are reporting a strong demand environment going into the northern hemisphere summer, the full restoration of global airline networks is likely years away, IATA DG Willie Walsh told Aviation Week Network editors.
Airlines & Lessors

Government Policies Threaten Aviation’s Recovery In The Americas

By David Casey Feb 15, 2022
Governments across the Americas need to “fundamentally change their mindset” and how they collaborate with the aviation industry otherwise the recovery will stall, delegates at Routes Americas 2022 in San Antonio have heard. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Response To Omicron Brings Unwelcome Déjà Vu

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 30, 2021
Short-term blanket travel bans imposed on certain countries are not good news for an aviation industry that is still in recovery mode and had dared to hope that governments would adopt a more data-driven approach in response to emerging variants.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airports Must Increase Charges To Stay Viable, ACI Europe Head Says

By David Casey Oct 26, 2021
ACI Europe President Jost Lammers says airports will not be used as an “instrument of subsidization” for airlines.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: Cargo’s Star Power Shows No Signs Of Fading Anytime Soon

By Lori Ranson Oct 15, 2021
With cargo demand projected to exceed 2019 levels both in 2021 and 2022, it’s not surprising that passenger airlines will continue to lean on their cargo operations to supplement their revenue for the foreseeable future. 
Airlines & Lessors

IATA’s Net Zero Carbon 2050 Resolution Brings New Challenges

By Linda Blachly Oct 06, 2021
Once the IATA resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was approved at the IATA AGM in Boston, it was almost immediately met with the realization of the huge challenges ahead.

Profit Gap Between North, Latin America To Grow in 2022, IATA Says

By Ben Goldstein Oct 05, 2021
The gap in profitability between airlines in North and Latin America will widen next year, driven by a strong domestic market in the U.S. and financial weakness among legacy carriers in Latin America. 
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Blasts Rising Airport Charges, ACI World Hits Back

By David Casey Oct 05, 2021
IATA DG and CEO Willie Walsh slammed planned increases in charges by some airports and air navigation service providers; ACI World DG Luis Felipe de Oliveira said the comments do not reflect efforts made by airports to support the aviation ecosystem.
Airports & Routes

Korean Air Withdraws From AAPA In Efficiency Drive

By Adrian Schofield Sep 13, 2021
Korean Air has opted to leave the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) as it adjusts its industry group commitments following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Picks Ex-SIA Exec As New Asia-Pacific VP

By Chen Chuanren Sep 13, 2021
IATA has named former Singapore Airlines executive Philip Goh as its new regional VP.
Airlines & Lessors

Taiwanese Carriers Latest To Trial IATA Travel Pass

By Chen Chuanren Aug 18, 2021
After piloting a number of health verification applications since the start of the year, China Airlines and EVA Air will now trial the IATA Travel Pass. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Automated Turbulence Reporting Seems Worth The Cost

By Sean Broderick Aug 13, 2021
The global airliner fleet can be tapped to carry a heavier turbulence-forecasting load, which would help reduce turbulence encounters.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

IATA: Global Airlines Lost $126B In 2020

By Ben Goldstein Aug 04, 2021
Airlines around the world lost more than $126 billion in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic cratered demand for air travel, according to IATA.
Airlines & Lessors

ICAO: Forced Landing of Ryanair 737 Could Violate Chicago Convention

By Karen Walker May 23, 2021
The Ryanair Boeing 737-800 with about 170 passengers was on a scheduled flight from Athens Airport in Greece to Vilnius Airport in Lithuania when it was intercepted by a MiG-29 fighter jet that escorted it to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was forced to land.
Airlines & Lessors

Rolls-Royce, IATA Finalizing Aftermarket Competitiveness Deal

By Sean Broderick May 19, 2021
The agreement would clarify the manufacturer’s positions on using third-party alternatives such as parts repairs on its engines, and what, if any, ramifications such cost-saving moves have on warranties and other services.
Aircraft & Propulsion