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IATA Believes COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Will Present Global Cargo Challenge

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made a statement urging governments to plan ahead and work along with key industry stakeholders to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for once a suitable immunization is ready and internationally available. The group's statement comes as vaccine transportation is at the forefront of many officials' minds. The logistical challenge is comprised of a complex set of processes that involves careful timing and the use of temperature-sensitive distribution systems to be effectively delivered across…

Kenya Airways to Sack Senior Pilots As Coronavirus Impacts Continue…

Kenya Airways, Kenya's flag carrier, is moving to slash half of its pilot workforce. The move is in line with cost saving measures deemed necessary due to the toll the COVID-19 crisis that has taken, Business Daily reports. Kenya Airways is looking to cut up to 207 of its 414…

IATA Medical Advisor Reports Studies Concluding Air Travel Is Still…

The collapse of demand for air travel that has invested the airline industry following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has two main drivers: the restrictions to international mobility imposed by governments to curb the spread of the disease and the natural fear of prospective travelers to spend many hours…

Projections for African Aviation’s Coronavirus Battle and Recovery

In a newly released data, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expanded on the coronavirus' impact on Africa's aviation industry, which has continued to worsen sharply since the previous assessment in April, per a video released on the body's social media. IATA's earlier estimate was that the continent would…

Argentina, Colombia and Peru Airlines Have No Defined Date to…

On July 30, Peter Cerdá, Vice President for the Americas of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), stated that a large number of Latin American airlines will close if they do not resume flights in the coming weeks, due to Latin America is a region where public aid to the…

Chilean Flight Restrictions May End After September

On July 24, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) organized a web conference titled “Chile: Listos para Despegar." One of the participants was Chilean Minister of Transport and Telecommunications Gloria Hutt, who stated that she believes it's possible that flight operations restrictions may be revoked before September. According to Hutt,…

More Mainline Commercial Aircraft are Now Flying Than Stored

Global air travel has begun its journey to recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated almost every aspect of travel. Now, the focus of the industry is addressing the post-COVID-19 challenges to navigate the industry to recovery. As the light at the end of the tunnel begins to get clearer, the…

Turkish Carriers Resume Flights After Near Three Month Travel Ban

Turkey restarted domestic air transport earlier this month with flights to Ankara marking its first wave of the ‘new normal’ phase after an almost three-month ban on air travel brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. International air travel is also gradually picking up with the country’s national airline., Turkish Airlines…

IATA Estimates Airlines Set to Lose $84 Billion in 2020

Airlines will lose $84 billion in 2020, the biggest loss of cash ever according to the forecast of International Air Transport Association (IATA) which was announced on Tuesday. The losses are expected to total approximately $16 billion in 2021 as the aviation industry recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus…

Post-COVID-19 Aviation Industry: The Middle Seat

Many civil aviation offices around the world are working on what will be the restart of airline operations and a new beginning in aviation. These efforts are intended to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including protection for crew, ground personnel and passengers before, during and after flights, and preventive…