Coronavirus: For a long time airlines have frowned on the freight sector, but right now it is a vital partner in the global fight against COVID-19

More and more aircraft around the world are being grounded as airlines reduce their flight schedules to meet the massive reduction in demand. But, while…..

IATA predicts almost a USD30 billion revenue loss in 2020 for airlines with the Asia-Pacific region taking the biggest hit from coronavirus

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has reported this week that the country’s airports handled a record 1.35 billion passengers in 2019, a +6.9%…..

Coronavirus effect on air transport is ‘likely to be temporary,’ says IATA, with airlines expected to ‘weather the storm in the long term’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said history indicates that the coronavirus is unlikely to have a long-term effect on air travel demand. In…..

Industry stepchild or driver of economic growth and deregulation? Understanding freight’s fragile future

Air cargo is viewed by many passenger carriers as a ‘stepchild,’ but changes in the global supply chain have given cargo greater prominence. The surge…..

From flight shaming to flight pride – IATA chief has a goal to ‘keep the world flying sustainably and with pride’ and pushes for the other transport sectors to stand up to emissions

International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has claimed many times in 2019 that air transport in general is committed…..

There is still much work to do with checked baggage reconciliation; PinPoint from Amadeus and Sigfox collaboration is one of many paths that could ease the pain

The International Air Transport Association’s Resolution 753 on baggage tracking enables airlines to address the challenge of baggage mishandling by implementing cross-industry tracking for every…..

International premium traffic and revenues are in line with that of a year ago, but global passenger yields have shown recent decline across both economy and premium cabins

Latest data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) covering the third and start of the fourth quarter of 2019 shows a continued softening in…..

Driving the future distribution – Hahn Air issues first airline ticket and flies passengers on blockchain, while NDC is a talking point

Airline distribution platform Hahn Air has this week issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. This…..

Tourism is leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality, offering women more opportunities for leadership roles

A new study has revealed that tourism offers women more opportunities for leadership roles, has a larger female workforce and a smaller gender wage-gap. The…..