The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for June 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel remains strong. IATA represents around 290 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic. Here's an overview of what the data says. Total traffic in June 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) was up 76.2% compared to June 2021, primarily propelled by the ongoing strong recovery in international traffic. Globally,... Read More
Qatar Airways, one of the largest global air carriers, has started trialling the IATA Travel Pass. In doing so, Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the middle-east to test the IATA Travel Pass. For the unaware, IATA Travel Pass is a digital application developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is a ‘Digital Passport’ mobile application that has multiple features and uses. Passengers of the airline... Read More
In what can be termed a massive relief to flight travellers, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) proves that the COVID-19 transmission during flight journey is highly unlikely. Only 44 pandemic cases are reported since 2020 that can be associated with a flight journey. This is considerably low when compared to the fact that 1.2 billion passengers have taken the flight during the period. Airlines’ study on COVID-19 during the... Read More
The global air freight markets show slow progress due to capacity constraints. The data for the month of August released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicate that the global demand stands at 12.6 percent below the levels reported in August 2019. However, the demand has improved when compared to July 2020. The global capacity was reduced by 29.4% in August compared to the previous year. Belly capacity for... Read More
Since the time COVID-19 has impacted the world, one of the most severely hit industries remains the aviation industry. This is because most of the airlines were struggling anyway before the global travel stopped. It resulted in huge losses for every airline and the economy. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that it will take at least till 2024 for the global travel to come back to its... Read More
Airport regulators and airlines all around the world are working on mapping out the perfect way to resume flights once the flight restrictions are removed. Social distancing is the critical element of every discussion and decision that is being taken. But the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is not happy with one of the social distancing rules that most of the airlines and authorities seem to be taking. It is... Read More
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