• Decline slows, but no recovery in sight: IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its international traffic data for April which shows air freight continuing at very weak levels. International cargo was down 21.7% in April compared to previous year levels. This is the fifth...... Read More
  • IATA reiterates carbon neutral growth goal

    IATA director-general Giovanni Bisignani has called on governments to deliver a “global and sectoral” approach to reducing aviation emissions in the so-called Kyoto 2 package scheduled for discussion this December. “Air transport is a global industry with a good...... Read More
  • IATA reiterates view that market has bottomed

    The global economic crisis-induced air cargo downturn appears to have hit bottom as cargo volumes have remained down around 20 per cent year-on-year since crashing in December, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reiterated recently. “I...... Read More
  • Cargo drop stabilised but Swine flu new threat

    A stabilisation of global inventory levels has helped stabilise air freight demand and halted the freefall according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as it warned that concerns over a swine flu pandemic could have a significant impact...... Read More
  • 100% of IATA carriers meet IOSA safety audit

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that all 224 of its member airlines, comprising 93 per cent of all scheduled international air traffic, are listed on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry.  “Today is a...... Read More
  • IATA ups ’09 forecast with $4.7B industry loss

    Estimated losses for the global air industry are expected to nearly double from December’s forecast for 2009 as air carriers grapple with the worst crisis in over 60 years, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying a significant...... Read More
  • ASEAN must aim high in market liberalisation

    ASEAN has missed the December 2008 deadline to open markets between capital cities on a multilateral basis, said the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA), Giovanni Bisignani. “Malaysia must be a strong voice encouraging...... Read More
  • IATA: $2.5B loss in ’09 is optimistic

    International Air Transport Association (IATA) DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the organisation’s December forecast of an industry-wide US$2.5 billion loss in 2009, based on a 5 per cent drop in cargo volumes and a 3 per cent drop...... Read More
  • Industry has not yet hit bottom~ IATA

    Industry has not yet hit bottom: IATA Continued falling cargo demand has led the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to urge the cargo supply chain to improve security and efficiency to deliver a more enticing product. In remarks delivered...... Read More
  • Deeper cargo drop in Jan

    Figures for January released by IATA show air freight and passenger traffic heavily down again, dropping 23.2 and 5.6 per cent respectively. The sharp fall in air freight was even deeper than the 22.6 per cent drop in December...... Read More