IATA Delivers Optimistic Airline Forecast for 2018

This week the International Air Transport Association (IATA) held its annual Global Media Day in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is an opportunity for the airline organization to outline its priorities and initiatives for the coming year as well as deliver a summary of the current state of the industry. The…

IATA Elects Qatar Airways’ CEO as Chairman Of The Board

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just elected Qatar Airways' Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, as the new chairman of the board, effective June 2018. Akbar al-Baker will take over from current chairman, Goh Choon Phong, current Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines on the rotating one-year term position. Akbar…

A ‘Single’ European Sky Will Cut Costs, Decrease Flight Delays

After passing the one-million minute delay mark this year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced its concern with international air traffic control services lacking backup during industrial action. During air traffic control strikes, airlines have no options other than to fly around the country or region being on…

De Juniac To Take the Lead at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors, unanimously approved at an IATA meeting, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. The decision is pending confirmation from the IATA Annual General Meeting to be…