France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors

The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……

Passport power – Brexit bites as UK slips down the ranking as Singapore and Japan hold strongest global documents

Moving into the third quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore hold onto top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189……

Asia Pacific airline RPK growth ‘picked up slightly’ in Apr-2019 but remains ‘well below’ the long term average

Scheduled airline demand across Asia Pacific, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), “picked up slightly” recording a +2.1% rise in year-on-year growth in Apr-2019 (up…..

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,…..

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…..

International premium class demand and yields have slipped, but premium fare growth outpaced economy fare increases across almost all global markets in early 2019

New data from International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlights that the premium passenger share of global demand slipped during the first two months of the…..

IATA plots ‘clear positive correlation’ between air connectivity and democracy

Countries with more democratic institutions tend to be much better connected to the world by air, new analysis by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)…..

Socioeconomic turmoil across Latin America may not blunt the desire to travel, but trips will be better planned, shorter and less costly

Latin Americans still plan to travel this year, even if it is only on a domestic basis due to the socioeconomic turmoil that continues across…..

Beyond the new reality – IATA confident of hitting its 20:20 NDC vision

The next year is a key period for IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard as the association’s “Leaderboard” airlines work towards a goal of having…..

Smarter Regulation is more ‘common sense than it is rocket science’ says IATA chief

Aviation is a global industry and this year it will safely meet the transport needs of 4.6 billion travellers. It will power the global economy…..

IATA Pay goes live as airlines continue to seek cheaper and simpler secure payment options for consumers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has confirmed the successful completion of the first ‘IATA Pay’ ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment, an…..