IATA: Passenger Traffic in Venezuela Falls 8.5% While Rest of Region Grows

Miami – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that passenger traffic in Venezuela fell 8.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, in sharp contrast to other key economies in the region which reported growth. This decline outpaced the 3.0% GDP contraction in Venezuela during the same period, reflecting the growing impact of draconian … Czytaj dalej

IATA To Deliver Specialized Aviation Security Training in Sherbrooke

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement has been signed with Centre en sûreté Alerte to provide a three-year schedule of aviation security training at its newly established Airpole training facility in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The IATA courses will be delivered in English and in French for aviation security professionals in a unique combination … Czytaj dalej

IATA: Sluggish Air Cargo Growth Continues

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that growth continued to slow in May. Compared to May 2014, growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) was 2.1%, the slowest rate this year and outpaced by a capacity expansion of 4.3%. On a year-to-date basis, freight volumes are … Czytaj dalej

IATA Clarifies Cabin OK Initiative

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) issued comments clarifying key elements of its Cabin OK initiative which have been misunderstood in some reporting. The IATA Cabin OK initiative for carry-on bags aims to provide passengers with a greater assurance that their carry-on bags will travel with them in the aircraft cabin, even when the flight … Czytaj dalej

IATA Launches Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Airline Operators

Montreal – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of the first edition of the Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Operators. This free online guidance material provides airline operators with critical information related to the safe handling and transport of lithium batteries by air. “Lithium batteries are safe to transport provided that … Czytaj dalej

IATA: Joint Statement on Travel and Transport in Relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact. On 8 August 2014, the … Czytaj dalej