International Air Transport Association

January 9, 2012 - 6:25pm
Indian aviation officials have reported safety concerns at Kingfisher Airlines

A controversy is raging over the safety practices of India’s airlines following the partial “leak” of a financial audit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The report indicated that poor safety practices may be endemic in the Indian air transport sector.

January 1, 2012 - 12:25am

A strong sales year in 2011 on the part of the world’s two major airliner manufacturers might portend a positive outlook for the air transport sector over the long term, but confidence in the profitability of the airline industry for this year continues to sag, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In fact, the group expects profitability to decline by some $2 billion in 2012, and margins to settle at just 0.8 percent.

December 12, 2011 - 6:22pm
European carriers like Aegean Airlines face a profits squeeze in 2012

Airlines appear headed for another bumpy ride in 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which last week slashed $1.4 billion from its forecast profits for member carriers.

December 7, 2011 - 10:08am
IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced revisions to its industry outlook for next year, downgrading its central forecast for airline profits from $4.9 billion to $3.5 billion for a net margin of 0.6 percent on threats posed by the so-called Eurozone crisis.

November 10, 2011 - 7:24am
IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler

New IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler used his first speech in the U.S. to emphasize the importance of cooperation and innovation among aviation’s stakeholders and to urge governments to take advantage of the industry’s ability to drive economic growth.

November 2, 2011 - 11:43am
Tony Tyler

Airports and airlines share common interests in making aviation safer, more secure, user-friendly, operationally efficient and environmentally responsible, so they need to renew their agenda to build their relationships, Tony Tyler, director-general of IATA, told attendees at Airports Council International’s (ACI) World Annual General Assembly in Marrakech, Morocco.  He outlined six areas of

October 10, 2011 - 4:03pm
Tony Tyler

A report released last week by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) pointed to decelerating airline passenger demand for the month of August. Although demand increased 4.5 percent over the previous August, the growth amounts to a “significant slowing” from the 6.0 percent recorded in July.

September 2, 2011 - 11:20am
Brazil’s 15.1-percent growth in traffic demand led all domestic markets in Ju

June traffic statistics released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed a slight softening in demand for both air travel and freight markets. Compared with June 2010, passenger demand increased 4.4 percent while freight demand declined by 3 percent.

July 28, 2011 - 6:16am

Air transport traffic statistics for June showed a showed a slight softening in demand for both air travel and freight markets, according to a report released today by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Compared with June 2010, passenger demand increased 4.4 percent while freight demand dropped by 3 percent.

June 13, 2011 - 7:52am
IATA’s outgoing director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani called for airlin...

Outgoing IATA director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani called on his members to aspire to sustainable profitability as he announced a new leadership team for the association at its Annual General Meeting in Singapore on June 6. On July 1, former Cathay Pacific Airways CEO Tony Tyler will succeed the charismatic Italian, while Peter Hartman, president and CEO of KLM, will serve as the new board chairman for 2011-12.

 
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