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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Air France Focuses On Leisure In Hopes Of Summer Recovery  

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 08, 2021
Air France said it was focusing on leisure destinations as it set out a summer 2021 schedule it hopes will support a gradual recovery in passenger traffic. 
Airports & Routes

New CDC Travel Guidance Could Brighten Outlook For U.S. Airlines

By Lori Ranson Apr 02, 2021
The CDC on April 2 stated that fully vaccinated travelers can travel safely within the U.S., do not need to self-quarantine, and can skip testing before or after travel unless it is a requirement for their destination. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Singapore Airlines To Be First To Pilot IATA Travel Pass App

By Chen Chuanren Mar 08, 2021
Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass mobile application in a pilot program involving passengers traveling one-way from Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR) from March 15-28.
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Copa Airlines Becomes Latest Carrier To Trial IATA Travel Pass

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 04, 2021
Panama-based Copa Airlines will become the first carrier in the Americas to trial the IATA Travel Pass mobile health app, designed to facilitate air transport amid the pandemic.
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UK Extends Airport Slot Waiver Through Summer 2021

By David Casey Feb 01, 2021
The UK has extended the temporary waiver on airport slot rules through its summer 2021 season, slot co-ordination company Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) has confirmed.
Airports & Routes

UK To Close All Air-Travel Corridors As New Viral Strains Threaten

By Victoria Moores Jan 15, 2021
All UK travel corridors will close starting early morning Jan. 18 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Industry Experts Release Runway Excursion Prevention Plan

By Bill Carey Jan 12, 2021
An international team of aviation experts has produced a set of recommendations aimed at preventing runway excursions, an ongoing problem for the…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Air Cargo Sector Sees Year-End Demand Lift

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 11, 2021
Air cargo volumes improved toward the end of 2020, but the sector is still facing a shortage of capacity with many long-haul passenger flights remaining grounded, removing belly capacity from the market.  
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IATA Names Former Kuwait Airways CEO As VP-Africa And Middle East

By Kurt Hofmann Dec 23, 2020
IATA has appointed Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), effective March 1, 2021.
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IATA Renews Call For Aviation Staff To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Early

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 15, 2020
IATA has renewed its call for governments to ensure that aviation-sector employees are counted among the essential workers who will receive COVID-19 vaccines early.
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IATA Sees No Quick Impact Of Vaccine News On Travel Demand

By Jens Flottau Dec 08, 2020
Forward bookings globally for the peak Christmas travel season are 80% below where they would normally be, according to figures released by IATA, which show the trend for late bookings and how far off the industry is from true recovery.
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Downward Trend In European Air Traffic Continuing

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 30, 2020
Air traffic in Europe fell to 35.5% of 2019 levels in the week to Nov. 29, Eurocontrol figures showed, as COVID-19 travel restrictions and national lockdowns continued to affect demand for travel.
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IATA: Number Of City-Pairs Drops 33%, London Loses Top Status

By David Casey Nov 26, 2020
The number of unique city-pair connections has dropped by more than 7,000 this year and London has lost its crown as the world’s best-connected city, according to a report published by IATA.
Airports & Routes

Airline Accident Rates Improve; Vaccines, Disinfectants Raise New Safety Alerts

By Karen Walker Nov 25, 2020
The numbers of airline accidents and accident fatalities are tracking down this year, although a factor in the decline will be the big drop in flights caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

IATA Forecasts 13% Air Cargo Volume Growth In 2021

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 25, 2020
Air cargo volume is set to grow by just over 13% in 2021, about twice the pace at which world trade was expected to expand, the International Air Transport Association predicts.
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Aviation’s Non-CO2 Climate Impact Needs Further Research, IATA Says

By Victoria Moores Nov 25, 2020
IATA is reviewing the findings of a European report into the climate impacts of aviation beyond CO2 emissions, but has cautioned against jumping to premature conclusions.
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IATA Launches New Carbon-Offset Trading Platform

By Victoria Moores Nov 25, 2020
U.S. LCC JetBlue has performed the first transaction on IATA’s Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), a new carbon-offset trading platform which went live on Nov. 25.
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Asia-Pacific Could Lead IATA Initiatives; Governments Cautious

By Chen Chuanren Nov 25, 2020
IATA believes that the Asia-Pacific region could lead on its initiatives to revive air traffic and is calling on governments to implement them as the airline body continues to hold multilateral talks.
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