Travelport boasts the first IATA NDC Level 3 certification

Travelport, announced last week it was now certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA’s New Distribution Capability…..

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IATA forecasts airline industry to hit record profits in 2018

Strong demand, efficiency and reduced interest payments will help airlines improve net profitability in 2018 despite rising costs, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA)…..

The world is better connected – unique global city pairs flown rises 7.2% in 2017

This year airlines across the world connected a record number of cities, with unique city-pair connections exceeding 20,000 for the first time, according to latest…..

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Taxes, charges and fees are pushing up airline fares to the detriment of passengers, argues IATA

Competition in the airline sector has been a driver of innovation and cost reduction and has delivered major benefits for consumers in terms of increased…..

Is the tide turning? Air freight demand slips to its slowest rate of growth since April

Latest monthly figures released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for global air freight markets shows that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs),…..

Airline confidence at a 10 year high, although risks to outlook remain

IATA’s third Business Confidence survey for 2017 puts airline confidence at a 10 year high. In fact, no airline CFOs and heads of cargo interviewed…..

Will Brexit will be a disaster for UK airlines? The clock has started ticking!

After years of operating – highly successfully – within the single skies of Europe, UK-registered airlines are imminently threatened by the prospect of withdrawal of…..

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The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. IATA director general…..