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Aiming to keep aviation at the leading edge of industries in managing their climate change impact, International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for greater urgency in the partnership between governments and airlines.

Zhong Guosong has been recently promoted as executive chairman and acting CEO of HK Express.

According to passenger traffic results for July announced by International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global gateways registered moderate growth with total revenue passenger kilometres, a 6.8 percent increase over July, 2016 although down from 7.7 percent year-on-year growth achieved in June.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America have announced launching of a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking in a bid to reduce mishandled bags and to increase baggage operation efficiency.

Aiming to enrich and facilitate the global delivery of its EasyPay payment solution, a fast, secure and cost-effective tool for travel agents in more than 100 markets, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently joined forces with Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) as part of its New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).
“We are pleased to join with Edenred and MSTS to deliver IATA EasyPay which is a cornerstone of NewGen ISS. Working together, we will be able to provide a convenient pay-as-you-go option to more than 58,000 IATA-accredited travel agents, enabling them to take advantage of new and more efficient forms of electronic payments,” revealed Aleks Popovich, senior vice president, financial and distribution services, IATA.



International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that in May, global revenue passenger kilometres rose 7.7 percent over the same month in 2016, which although slower than the 10.9 percent increase observed in April, it is ahead of the five- and 10-year average growth rates.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for Russia to implement global standards and best practices to maximise its growing air travel sector, which supports 1.1 million jobs and accounts for 1.6 percent of the country’s GDP.

According to The Importance of Air Transport to South Africa study conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of International Air Transport Association (IATA), the air travel sector supports 490,000 jobs and contributes USD12 billion to South Africa’s economy, representing 3.5 percent of the country’s GDP.
Muhammad Ali Albakri, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa, IATA, stated that the study confirms the vital role of air transport in facilitating over USD110 billion in exports, some USD140 billion in foreign direct investment and around USD9.2 billion in inbound leisure and business tourism for South Africa.
Albakri added, “Affordable, safe and reliable air transport is crucial to economic growth. It promotes skills development and is a catalyst for jobs.”

According to the latest study The Importance of Air Transport to Kenya conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the air transport sector in Kenya supports some 620,000 jobs, while contributing USD3.2 billion or 5.1 percent of the nation’s GDP.

With the aim of facilitating seamless connectivity between India and Mexico via European gateways, Jet Airways and Aeroméxico signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting in Cancun.