Qantas to Host 74th IATA AGM in Sydney

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qantas will host the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Sydney, Australia, from 3–5 June 2018. “Sydney is an excellent choice to become the capital of […]

IATA AGM: Goh Choon Phong New IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term. His term was effective from the conclusion of […]

IATA AGM: Strong Profits but Labor, Fuel and Supplier Costs are on the Rise

During its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cancun, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2017 industry profitability outlook upwards, despite drop in annual net profitability. Airlines are expected to report a $31.4 billion profit (up from the previously […]

IATA AGM: Defending the Business of Freedom

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the global airline industry’s performance on safety, sustainability and profitability is solid, but the industry faces the threat of protectionist measures being implemented by governments. IATA also called for governments to enhance […]

US May Issue Worldwide Laptop Ban, FAA List of Lithium Fires

Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now considering a global ban on the carriage of large electronic devices onboard flights bound for […]

Travellers, Industry, Governments Voice Concerns On Laptop Ban

It’s difficult to find anyone who isn’t concerned about a potential extension of the laptop ban to flights from Europe to the US. Questions about the effectiveness of the present laptop ban and concerns that the ban may be extended […]

After United: It’s Not About Overbooking. Don’t Make It About Overbooking.

In the aftermath of the United Airlines fiasco this week, some large U.S. carriers have reacted by notifying the public of more generous policies for those moments when their flights are overbooked. This PR effort might backfire.

IATA Issues Urgent Call for Action on Electronics Ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published an urgent call to action urging governments to address restrictions on the carriage of larger electronic devices onboard.

IATA Boss Urges Governments to Enact Airline-Friendly Policy

“Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said de Juniac.