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IATA 2016: IATA calls for solution on Schengen-US/Canada visa

IATA 2016: IATA calls for solution on Schengen-US/Canada visa

2 June 2016 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on EU and North American governments to resolve a looming crisis for the EU–US/Canada visa waiver program. Today, most EU citizens can visit the US and Canada without having to apply for a visa, with US and Canadian citizens being granted similar visa-free access to EU states.

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

IATA 2016: 72nd annual general meeting opens in Dublin

The International Air Transport Association has announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Dublin, Ireland for the Association’s 72nd Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit. The AGM will open with keynote addresses by Shane Ross TD, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

IATA 2016: Passenger demand growth slows

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for April showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 4.6 per cent -the slowest pace since January 2015. April capacity (available seat kilometres or ASKs) increased by 4.9 per cent, and load factor slipped 0.3 percentage points to 79.2 per cent.

IATA 2016: Air freight markets grow in April

IATA 2016: Air freight markets grow in April

The International Air Transport Association has released demand growth results for global air freight markets for April 2016 showing a 3.2 per cent increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometres compared to the same period last year. Yields remained pressured as April freight capacity (measured in available freight tonne kilometres or increased by 6.6 per cent year-on-year.

IATA illustrates strong safety record with latest data

IATA illustrates strong safety record with latest data

The 2015 global jet accident rate - measured in hull losses per one million flights - was 0.32, according to data from the International Air Transport Association. This was the equivalent of one major accident for every 3.1 million flights. This was not as good as the rate of 0.27 achieved in 2014 but a 30 per cent improvement compared to the previous five-year rate (2010-2014) of 0.46 hull loss accidents per million jet flights.

Blue Air takes up International Air Transport Association membership

Blue Air takes up International Air Transport Association membership

Blue Air has become a full member of the International Air Transport Association. This milestone was achieved following the recent IATA Operational Safety Assessment, a complex audit that assessed more than 900 standards and best practices for flight safety. The test covers everything from flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, to aircraft engineering and maintenance.

Hanh Air Systems becomes IATA strategic partner

Hanh Air Systems becomes IATA strategic partner

Hahn Air Systems, the global consolidation service connecting small, medium and low-cost airlines as well as rail and shuttle providers to all major GDSs worldwide announced that it has become a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association. The Strategic Partnership Program, comprising of over 300 aviation solution providers helps affiliates to foster relationships with key industry stakeholders.