LCCs are ‘environmentally irresponsible for the industry’, 737 MAX certification concerns and JetBlue’s London airport dilemma – news from the IATA AGM in Seoul

The big headlines from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM in Seoul, South Korea will focus on the expected reduced profitability of the airline…..

Slowing demand and rising costs are putting a squeeze on airline profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a USD28 billion profit,…..

There’s a digital outlook as Star Alliance brings a new smile to its connecting partner model, Oneworld closes in on new connect members, but SkyTeam keeps a focus on technology

There are always some key developments revealed at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM from the global airline alliances that are particularly relevant to…..

Airline industry is ‘seeing some headwinds’, and last six months have been ‘tough for airlines’ acknowledges IATA, but at least international passenger demand remains ‘solid’

Global trade has weakened, trade wars are intensifying and fuel prices have risen significantly. In addition, geopolitical tensions are leading to airspace closures in key…..

VIDEO COMPILATION: African airline leaders share their thoughts for the future – SAA, Kenya Airways & RwandAir

We regularly hear talk about the need to develop a ‘United Africa’ to enable air transport to grow to its full potential and the need…..

Only four of the ‘top 100’ airports don’t need a major infrastructure upgrade in the next 10 years, according to IATA. But which are they, and is that statement truly justified?

IATA’s director of global airport infrastructure and fuel, Hemant Mistry, speaking at a media briefing at the IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit, said…..

Rebuilding the brand – is the ‘new’ South African Airways starting to emerge?

It has been a challenging arrival for South African Airways’ (SAA) first permanent CEO in a couple of years. Vuyani Jarana joined the carrier in…..

“We are in an infrastructure crisis,” but IATA urges caution on airport privatisation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) hopes to leave a lasting legacy on the industry by urging governments to take…..

While things are improving, almost USD5 billion in airline funds is still being blocked from repatriation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate revenues from ticket…..

Breaking down the barriers – IATA’s open borders strategy aims to end restrictions to mobility

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has used its AGM in Sydney, Australia as a platform to call on governments to intensify efforts to spread…..

BLOG: Live from Sydney – insights from the IATA AGM

Aviation leaders from around the world have been arriving in CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s home town of Sydney these past couple of days for…..