Tag: IATA

IATA urges African states to refuel the aviation sector

Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), urged the African states to recognise aviation’s ability to stimulate the region’s economy and spread prosperity. “Africa is the region with the greatest aviation potential but punitive taxes and high infrastructure and fuel costs are curtailing air transport’s benefits on the continent,” […]

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IATA predicts global airline profits to hit $29.8 billion in 2017

The global airline industry is estimated to make a net profit of $29.8 billion in 2017. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin as per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) prediction. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in […]

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IATA and African Union Commission sign MoU to improve air transport facility

The African Union Commission (AU) has signed a MoU with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for strategic cooperation for safe, efficient and sustainable air transport to further the continent’s economic and social well-being. The memorandum was signed by Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AU’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr Elham […]

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Routes Africa Forum 2016 to develop African air connectivity

Routes Africa Forum 2016, an event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place from June 26-28, 2016 in Tenerife to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa will bring together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss future air services. Around […]

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IATA announces global passenger traffic results for March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand rose by 5.3%, compared to the same month last year. Capacity grew at 5.9% which pushed the average load factor down by half a percentage point to 79.6%. March performance shows a moderate slowdown on the year-on-year growth […]

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Alexandre de Juniac nominated to become IATA DG and CEO

The Board of Governors (BoG) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) unanimously recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to be held June 1-3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, de Juniac will take up duties […]

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IATA signs declaration to protect wildlife

On behalf of the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a declaration aimed at reducing the illegal trafficking of wildlife and underlining the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainability. The interconnected air transport network is being exploited by criminal gangs to smuggle animals or their products from the killing field to the market […]

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IATA to launch Aviation Leadership Development Programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has divulged its plans of launching the Aviation Leadership Development Programme in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP). With the inaugural session on November 2, this will be the first IATA educational programme to be taught in real time by instructors in a virtual environment. The programme evolved out of an […]

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Tony Tyler to retire as IATA Director General and CEO in June 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. “Tony Tyler is a very effective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as Director General and CEO. I regret that he […]

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Sanjay Maniar

Thanks to Fairfest Media for recognising my services to the industry. I am glad that I have been some use to this industry. Deep down, we all crave for a bit of recognition and it couldn’t have been greater than this award. I have been visiting TTF for almost 20 years and I have found […]

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