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Airlines Unable to Cut Costs Deep Enough to Save Jobs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented new analysis showing that the airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralize severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and preserve jobs in 2021. IATA reiterated its call for government relief measures to sustain airlines financially and avoid massive employment terminations. IATA also called for pre-flight COVID-19 testing […]

Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

Manufacturer studies provide insight into extremely few incidents of COVID-19 inflight infections. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated […]

IATA – Traffic Forecast Downgrade After Dismal Summer

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere. IATA now expects full-year 2020 traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019. The previous estimate was for a 63% decline. August passenger […]

IATA urges reform of UK aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association has warned that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness. By contrast, employment could rise by 200,000 if the UK invests in a cost-effective runway expansion, abolishes or reduces Air Passenger Duty and improves visa processes. A […]

Rising fuel prices slow airline passenger growth in September

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose 5.5 per cent compared to the same month in 2017. This was a slowdown from the 6.4 per cent growth recorded in August year-over-year. Capacity climbed 5.8 per cent and load […]

Knock Down Barriers Limiting Aviation’s Benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for European transport leaders to eliminate the barriers which limit the contribution of the aviation industry to Europe’s competitiveness. “Two centuries ago, the Congress of Vienna agreed the borders of a new Europe. Today I call on Europe’s leaders, meeting in Vienna, to knock down barriers that limit […]

Aviation Marks Ten Years of Emissions Strategy, Reaffirms Carbon Commitments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since agreeing an ambitious joint strategy for reducing carbon emissions. “Ten years ago, the entire aviation sector committed to a joint strategy for carbon-neutral growth and to work […]

SriLankan Airlines further enhances service excellence for passengers of all airlines at BIA

SriLankan Airlines further enhanced its customer service capabilities with more specialized training for its airport service staff at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to serve passengers of all airlines even better. SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com) is the sole airport ground handler for all airlines that operate to BIA in Colombo, where it annually handles nearly 9 million […]