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  • What does the Moneycontrol-Local Circles poll mean for airlines? Jul 08, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    What does the Moneycontrol-Local Circles poll mean for airlines?

    Passengers not willing to fly an airline is the worst that can happen for a carrier. What should airlines do?

  • Nigeria blocking repatriation of $450 million in foreign airline revenue, IATA says Jun 20, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Nigeria blocking repatriation of $450 million in foreign airline revenue, IATA says

    According to an executive at the world's largest airline association, Nigeria is withholding $450 million in revenue generated by international carriers operating in the country.

  • Air passengers to reach 83% of 2019 levels this year: IATA Jun 20, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    Air passengers to reach 83% of 2019 levels this year: IATA

    "Airlines are resilient. People are flying in ever greater numbers. And cargo is performing well against a backdrop of growing economic uncertainty," IATA director-general Willie Walsh said in an upgraded industry forecast for 2022.

  • Not easy for airline to turn profit in India: IATA official Jun 20, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    Not easy for airline to turn profit in India: IATA official

    Philip Goh, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific of International Air Transport Association (IATA), made the remarks during a press conference at the 78th annual general meeting of the global airlines body here.

  • Global air passenger numbers to exceed pre-COVID level in 2024: IATA Mar 02, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Global air passenger numbers to exceed pre-COVID level in 2024: IATA

    In 2021, overall traveller numbers were 47 per cent of the pre-COVID level, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) mentioned.

  • 'GAY' code for Gaya airport inappropriate, make efforts to change it: Parliamentary panel tells government Feb 07, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    'GAY' code for Gaya airport inappropriate, make efforts to change it: Parliamentary panel tells government

    The parliamentary panel had recommended changing the code of Gaya airport from 'GAY' and also suggested an alternate code name like 'YAG'.

  • Now that Tatas have taken over Air India, what happens to Vistara, JV with Singapore Airlines Jan 27, 2022 07:49 PM IST

    Now that Tatas have taken over Air India, what happens to Vistara, JV with Singapore Airlines

    An industry watcher says SIA tying up with AI is a natural progression. For Vistara and AI to continue as two full fledged FSCs in India they will fight and compete with each other.

  • India’s air-bubble arrangements may not be driven by pandemic: IATA DG Nov 04, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    India’s air-bubble arrangements may not be driven by pandemic: IATA DG

    The International Air Transport Association is of the view that India might be using the pandemic as a pretext to go in for possible revision of bilateral agreements.

  • India high cost environment for airlines; critical that AERA is empowered further: IATA official Oct 24, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    India high cost environment for airlines; critical that AERA is empowered further: IATA official

    AERA decides what tariffs -- such as base airport charges, landing charges, parking charges and passenger service fee -- can major Indian airports charge an airline or a passenger for a particular period after considering the airports' expenditure and revenue projections for that period.

  • Vistara lessor looks to set up aircraft-leasing unit in GIFT City Oct 12, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    Vistara lessor looks to set up aircraft-leasing unit in GIFT City

    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Robert J Martin says the taxes in GIFT City are favourable, and the company is now studying funding-related aspects. Most probably, BOC Aviation will open a separate entity in 2022, he says.

  • Air India outlook under new ownership will be positive: IATA boss Willie Walsh Oct 08, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Air India outlook under new ownership will be positive: IATA boss Willie Walsh

    Indian consumers deserve to have a quality sustainable airline serving the market, says Walsh.

  • IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta: After Air India sale, Tatas will be a formidable aviation force Oct 07, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta: After Air India sale, Tatas will be a formidable aviation force

    Rononjoy Dutta added that India’s aviation market is big enough to accommodate two or three airlines.

  • International air travel in 2021 will be just 22% of 2019 levels; remains in deep crisis: IATA Oct 05, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    International air travel in 2021 will be just 22% of 2019 levels; remains in deep crisis: IATA

    "The lack of harmonised border measures, restrictions and procedures is a major cause of the failure to restart (international) travel," he said during a media briefing here at the 77th annual general meeting of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

  • World airlines commit to 'net zero' CO2 emissions by 2050 Oct 04, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    World airlines commit to 'net zero' CO2 emissions by 2050

    IATA represents 290 member airlines comprising 82 percent of pre-pandemic global air traffic, and its pledge follows the lead of Europe's aviation industry which has embraced the European Union's emissions goals.

  • Explained | What is IATA’s Travel Pass that IndiGo has signed up for, how does it work and other questions answered Aug 05, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Explained | What is IATA’s Travel Pass that IndiGo has signed up for, how does it work and other questions answered

    IndiGo is the only Indian airline, so far, to have signed up for the trial in which more than 40 international airlines are participating. The International Air Transport Association says the pass will facilitate international travel without the need to quarantine

  • IndiGo to launch IATA Travel Pass for international travel Aug 03, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    IndiGo to launch IATA Travel Pass for international travel

    The IATA Travel Pass will be a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

  • Foreign travel bookings rise for end-July, August as restrictions ease Jul 12, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Foreign travel bookings rise for end-July, August as restrictions ease

    The travel trade expects a shortfall in international flights from India to Southeast Asian countries in August because of the rising demand for these destinations.

  • Global air travel improved marginally in May but extensive govt curbs limiting recovery, says IATA Jul 07, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    Global air travel improved marginally in May but extensive govt curbs limiting recovery, says IATA

    Recovery in international traffic continued to be stymied by extensive government travel restrictions, the global aviation industry body said.

  • IATA Travel Pass App | What is it, how does it work and other key questions answered Apr 08, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    IATA Travel Pass App | What is it, how does it work and other key questions answered

    Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Etihad and other airlines have signed up to trial the app.

  • CCI dismisses 9-year-old case against IATA, finds no violation of anti-competition rules: Report Apr 03, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    CCI dismisses 9-year-old case against IATA, finds no violation of anti-competition rules: Report

    Allegations were that the IATA was unfairly determining cargo agents’ commissions and the rules of its Cargo Accounts Settlement Systems (CASS) were anti-competitive.

  • Airline industry expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021: IATA Feb 24, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    Airline industry expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021: IATA

    This summer is make-or-break for many airlines and holiday companies which are struggling to survive with close to a year of almost no revenue due to pandemic restrictions.

  • Vaccine Passport: How to apply, the different types, countries you can travel and more Feb 06, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Vaccine Passport: How to apply, the different types, countries you can travel and more

    To get the world in motion once again, Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general, United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has called for the global adoption of vaccination passports as part of wider measures for safe resumption of international travel. Here’s a quick look at its current status.

  • Passenger traffic at airports in tier 2, 3 cities higher than pre-COVID levels: IATA Feb 03, 2021 10:29 PM IST

    Passenger traffic at airports in tier 2, 3 cities higher than pre-COVID levels: IATA

    India resumed its scheduled domestic passenger flights on May 25, 2020 after keeping them suspended for a period of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

  • Indian domestic passenger traffic was 49.6% lower in November: IATA Jan 07, 2021 10:22 PM IST

    Indian domestic passenger traffic was 49.6% lower in November: IATA

    The IATA, which represents around 290 airlines comprising 82 percent of global air traffic, measures passenger growth in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), which is calculated by multiplying the number of passengers to the distance travelled by them.

  • Aviation: Despite recovery expected in 2021, global airline industry’s losses to be higher than during the global financial crisis Nov 27, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Aviation: Despite recovery expected in 2021, global airline industry’s losses to be higher than during the global financial crisis

    The global airline industry is expected to see a net loss of $118.5 billion in 2020, with a recovery of $80 billion estimated in 20201, according to IATA’s November release. Despite the expected fall back, the industry is likely to experience a net loss of $38.7 billion next year, higher than that reported in 2008.

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