Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3 per cent, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association.
The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa.
Malaysia Airlines has become the first Malaysian carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of the airline’s efforts in making passengers’ travel more flexible and convenient via its self-service facilities.
The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose 5.8 per cent compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew 6.3 per cent and load factor slid 0.4 percentage points to 80.1 per cent.
QuadLabs Technologies and the International Air Transport Association have jointly launch the new AgentExperience site to better serve the IATA/IATAN ID Card community. The AgentExperience platform is built on the base Konnect.travel platform provided by QuadLabs. With an IATA/IATAN ID Card travel agents are recognised around the world for being a travel professional and important distributor of travel products.
The latest development from British Airways’ roll-out of New Distribution Capability is set to benefit the corporate travel community and significantly move the programme forward. NDC is the International Air Transport Association’s programme that improves communications between airlines and the travel buying community by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations around product differentiation, time to market, access to full and rich content and the transparency of the shopping experience.
Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who has served in the roles since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “With the guidance of our board and the support of our membership, my aim is to ensure that IATA continues to deliver the value that our members and partners rely upon,” said de Juniac.
With the peak travel season about to begin, British holidaymakers are set to discover the immediate effects of the vote to the Leave the European Union, with the pound falling and prices increasing abroad. ABTA has assured travellers that there will be no immediate change in European regulations in the face of the UK vote to exit the European Union, claiming: “People due to travel this summer will see little changes to their holiday.
Amadeus has announced that it received Level 3 New Distribution Capability certification as an IT provider from the International Air Transport Association. Level 3 is the highest stage of NDC certification. Airlines using Amadeus’ new Altéa NDC solution developed earlier this year and now IATA certified, will have the option to distribute their prices and fares, including ancillary and fare family content, using NDC Offers & Orders.
As International Air Transport Association annual general meeting gathers pace, with the world’s aviation industry’s leaders gathered in Dublin to discuss some of the biggest challenges the industry faces today, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at the history of the event. The meeting is IATA’s pre-eminent event, the crown jewel in its annual calendar.