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Afghanistan without civilian air traffic service, IATA cautions

Afghanistan shut its civilian airspace on Monday and gave control of the air traffic control to the US military as Taliban took over the presidential palace in Kabul.
People climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport on Monday to flee Afghanistan,(AFP)
People climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport on Monday to flee Afghanistan,(AFP)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Indigo partners with IATA for international travel pass

The IATA Travel Pass is a pilot project which will commence in India from August 20.
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport (Image used only for representative purpose)
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport (Image used only for representative purpose)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Passenger air travel demand remains subdued compared to pre-pandemic level: IATA

Global airline industry body IATA said that passenger air travel demand remained subdued compared to pre-pandemic levels, with figures showing it was 63% lower in May 2021 than in the same month two years ago.
Passenger air travel demand remains subdued compared to pre-pandemic level: IATA(Unsplash)
Passenger air travel demand remains subdued compared to pre-pandemic level: IATA(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 07:42 AM IST
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Reuters |

Covid-19: Australia in talks with international airlines on digital travel pass

The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which represents about 290 airlines have been in discussions about Covid-19 vaccinated Australians using the IATA Travel Pass or digital vaccine passports
Covid-19: Australia in talks with international airlines on digital travel pass(Photo by Lukas on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Australia in talks with international airlines on digital travel pass(Photo by Lukas on Unsplash)
Updated on May 20, 2021 11:46 AM IST
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ANI |

Vaccine passport: Singapore to accept Covid digital travel pass from next month

Singapore will accept the International Air Transport Association (IATA) mobile travel pass for pre-departure checks, where travellers can get clearance to fly to and enter Singapore by showing a smartphone application containing their data from accredited laboratories.
Vaccine passport: Singapore to accept Covid digital travel pass from next month(Photo by Julien de Salaberry on Unsplash)
Vaccine passport: Singapore to accept Covid digital travel pass from next month(Photo by Julien de Salaberry on Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 05, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Reuters |

Travel pass app to launch on Apple mid-April, says IATA

The digital travel pass, currently in the testing phase, had been planned to be launched by the end of March.
The IATA travel pass will be free for passengers to download and use on their iOS as well as Android platforms.(IATA)
The IATA travel pass will be free for passengers to download and use on their iOS as well as Android platforms.(IATA)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Dubai

Air travellers gaining confidence, time to plan for restart: IATA

  • A total of 4,700 interviews were conducted online in 11 markets between February 15 and 23. The sample size was 500 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India and Australia. In Chile, Japan, UAE and Singapore the sample size was 300.
About 84 per cent believe that Covid-19 will not disappear and there is need to manage its risks while living and travelling normally, 68 per cent agreed that their quality of life has suffered with travel restrictions.(Representational photo)
About 84 per cent believe that Covid-19 will not disappear and there is need to manage its risks while living and travelling normally, 68 per cent agreed that their quality of life has suffered with travel restrictions.(Representational photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 11:14 AM IST
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ANI |

Global airlines body says airlines faced crisis in January

New variants of the coronavirus forced governments to tighten travel restrictions across the world, hurting the outlook for airlines.
American Airlines flight 718, the first US Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, US. (Reuters)
American Airlines flight 718, the first US Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, US. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 11:18 PM IST
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Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier

While the efficacy of vaccines on mutated Covid-19 strains are under debate, the tightening of quarantine models to contain the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants is damping hopes of a swift rebound in international air travel.
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Bloomberg |

Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19

  • For restarting international travel as global vaccine rollouts get underway, Air New Zealand to trial digital Covid 'vaccination passport'
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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List of countries worst hit in aviation by Covid, India 3rd in domestic traffic

This huge fall has put extra pressure on the cash positions of the aviation industry and has delayed the time of recovery.
IATA has predicted 50.4 per cent improvement on the demand of last year that could bring the industry to 50.6 per cent of 2019 levels.(Reuters)
IATA has predicted 50.4 per cent improvement on the demand of last year that could bring the industry to 50.6 per cent of 2019 levels.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 05, 2021 11:00 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Global air passenger traffic recovery disappointing: IATA

This was just a modest improvement from the 72.2 per cent year-to-year decline recorded in September. Capacity was down 59.9 per cent compared to a year ago and load factor fell 21.8 percentage points to 60.2 per cent.
Travelers sit in a lounge area as Delta Air Lines plane park at a gate in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.(Reuters)
Travelers sit in a lounge area as Delta Air Lines plane park at a gate in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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New York | ByAsian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni

Travel agents’ apex body directs members to refund airfares for flights booked during lockdown

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), which has 3,000 members across the country, has directed its members to refund airfares
Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, in Mumbai.(File photo)
Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, in Mumbai.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 07:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

Coronavirus crisis to cut airline 2020 revenues 60%: IATA

“The Covid-19 crisis threatens the survival of the air transport industry,” with 2020 likely to go down in history as its “worst” year ever, IATA said.
Airline revenue this year will plunge 60 percent as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which threatens the survival of the industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.(Reuters)
Airline revenue this year will plunge 60 percent as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which threatens the survival of the industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Mallika Soni

Digital health pass: ‘IATA Travel Pass’, supporting travellers and safe reopening of borders amid Covid-19, to be out soon

IATA Travel Pass or the digital health pass will manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travellers
Digital health pass ‘IATA Travel Pass’ to be out soon(Twitter/travelobiz)
Digital health pass ‘IATA Travel Pass’ to be out soon(Twitter/travelobiz)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Geneva [Switzerland] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Travel restrictions challenge vaccine roll-out, airlines warn

Air cargo operators may struggle to distribute new Covid-19 vaccines effectively unless pandemic travel restrictions are eased.
“If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, fleets grounded and employees furloughed, the capacity to deliver life-saving vaccines will be very much compromised.”(Unsplash)
“If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, fleets grounded and employees furloughed, the capacity to deliver life-saving vaccines will be very much compromised.”(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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Paris | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

UN body to suggest global Covid-19 test guidelines for screening airline passengers

As carriers and airports fear decline in air traffic, UN body to issue uniform global Covid-19 testing guidelines to waive strict quarantine requirements that are decimating travel amid coronavirus pandemic
Guidelines for Covid-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability(Twitter/MartekMarine)
Guidelines for Covid-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability(Twitter/MartekMarine)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Montreal/Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Covid-19: Airlines offer schemes to boost passenger confidence

According to sources, airlines have been struggling to fly more than 60% of their total seat capacity after domestic flight operations resumed on May 25
IndiGo recently announced two free round-trip tickets to every millionth passenger.(Representational Photo/Bloomberg)
IndiGo recently announced two free round-trip tickets to every millionth passenger.(Representational Photo/Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 17, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi

Air passenger demand plunges as travel restrictions take hold: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand measured in total revenue passenger kilometres dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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Geneva (Switzerland) | ByAsian News International

IATA estimates 47% drop in annual passenger numbers in India in 2020

The latest estimates from IATA indicate a worsening of the country’s impact from the Covid-19 crisis in the Asia Pacific region.
Airlines in Asia Pacific will see the largest revenue drop of US $113 billion in 2020 compared to 2019 and a 50% fall in passenger demand in 2020 compared to 2019, IATA estimated.(AP file photo)
Airlines in Asia Pacific will see the largest revenue drop of US $113 billion in 2020 compared to 2019 and a 50% fall in passenger demand in 2020 compared to 2019, IATA estimated.(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

Coronavirus-hit airlines in push for divisive route subsidies

Major airlines are seeking operating subsidies for key routes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a leaked lobbying document shows, stoking tensions with some low-cost carriers that are less likely to benefit from the additional funds.
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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Paris | ByReuters

Airlines facing serious demand slump, warns IATA

Barring Vistara, all domestic carriers have seen a decline in their passenger load factor in January.As the fears of coronavirus becoming a pandemic are increasing, several companies are restricting business travel
The industry body also urged governments worldwide to suspend the rules governing use of airport slots for the 2020 season. Photo: Mint
The industry body also urged governments worldwide to suspend the rules governing use of airport slots for the 2020 season. Photo: Mint
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 11:51 AM IST
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Livemint | ByGireesh Chandra Prasad

Surging aircraft deliveries will keep airfare under pressure in 2020: IATA official

With Boeing 737 Max expected to return to service next year, overall aircraft deliveries are likely to increase in 2020 and this will continue to keep airfares under pressure, said a senior official of global airlines body IATA on Wednesday.
Indian carriers have been facing significant losses for last few quarters in the current financial year.(Unsplash)
Indian carriers have been facing significant losses for last few quarters in the current financial year.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent, Geneva

Domestic passenger traffic slips to 1.6% in September: IATA

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India’s domestic air passenger volume -- measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) -- was the lowest among the major aviation markets such as Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US.
Weak economic activity, along with subdued private consumption eased India’s year-on-year domestic air passenger traffic growth rate to 1.6 per cent in September from 4.5 per cent observed in August.(REUTERS)
Weak economic activity, along with subdued private consumption eased India’s year-on-year domestic air passenger traffic growth rate to 1.6 per cent in September from 4.5 per cent observed in August.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 08, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Don’t blame Boeing; flying has become dangerous

The reality is that safety, whether it be the training of pilots or add-on features in planes, costs money and there’s a limit to how much the industry can spend safeguarding human life
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, March 21, 2019(REUTERS)
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, March 21, 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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ByAngus Whitley

DGCA officers want their own service for job growth, perks

A DGCA officer said on condition of anonymity that in other ministries, even if promotions are not forthcoming, officers get the salary of the next grade after completing the requisite years in service. In DGCA they get neither, this person added. .
About 150 of the 400 staff working with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have submitted a representation to the civil aviation ministry demanding what is called a group A central service.(HT File Photo)
About 150 of the 400 staff working with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have submitted a representation to the civil aviation ministry demanding what is called a group A central service.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 07:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

India to become world’s third largest aviation market around 2024: IATA

India will become the world’s third largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the United Kingdom, global airlines’ body IATA said on Wednesday as it projected total air passenger numbers to touch 8.2 billion in 2037.
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to drive the biggest growth with more than half the total number of new passengers over the next 20 years coming from these markets.(PTI/File Photo)
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to drive the biggest growth with more than half the total number of new passengers over the next 20 years coming from these markets.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 10:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

GST on overseas air tickets violates global norms: International airport association

The International Airport Transport Association is a grouping of more than 280 airlines. Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara are also members.
The GST rate is 5 per cent and 12 per cent on economy and business class tickets, respectively.(Reuters File Photo)
The GST rate is 5 per cent and 12 per cent on economy and business class tickets, respectively.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2018 01:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India to construct 100 airports worth $60 billion in the next 10-15 years: Suresh Prabhu

As many as 100 new airports would be built in the next 10 to 15 years for about $60 billion, civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said.
These airports are to be constructed through public private partnership, Suresh Prabhu said.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
These airports are to be constructed through public private partnership, Suresh Prabhu said.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 01:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India ignoring global standards by taxing international air tickets: IATA

Airline products and services including tickets, ancillary, change, refund and other products and fees are covered under the goods and services tax (GST), implemented from July 1, 2017.
IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac highlighted that India was taxing international tickets in contravention of the resolutions of the UN body International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).(Hindustan Times/Ajay Aggarwal)
IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac highlighted that India was taxing international tickets in contravention of the resolutions of the UN body International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).(Hindustan Times/Ajay Aggarwal)
Published on Jun 04, 2018 12:23 PM IST
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