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ALTA, IATA Sign MoU with Argentine Government to Improve Air Transport Competitiveness

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Argentine government to improve air transport competitiveness in Argentina. Argentina’s Transport Minister, Guillermo Dietrich; ALTA’s Executive Director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, signed the MoU that focuses on the exchange of information, expertise and capabilities in …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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IATA pushes for countries to quickly adopt Global Aviation Security Plan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging countries to adopt the very first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) to remain a step ahead of the various threats to flying. The plan was established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following a word of caution made by IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac that almost half of countries have not introduced fundamental aviation security measures. “Flying …

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IATA urges governments to remember lessons from electronics ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO and Director General, Alexandre de Juniac reminded airlines to consult with the group in decision making when it comes to security, during the IATA World Conference in Abu Dhabi He cautioned the rest of the delegates to be mindful of the lessons that were learned from the electronics ban imposed earlier this year. “Threats to aviation are real. And we understand that sometimes, …

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Poor intra-African air connectivity rued by aviation experts

Aviation experts raised concerns over the dismal intra-African air connectivity that has hindered the industry’s growth on the continent during the closing of the 49th Annual General Assembly and summit for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in Kigali. Rwanda was the host of the Nov. 12-14 continental meeting, which was done under the theme “Rethinking Strategies for Airline Profitability in Africa.” The three-day meeting examined the development of air transport in …

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IATA points out top agenda for African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has pinpointed five urgent areas of concern that must be addressed properly to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are: enhancing safety efforts, enabling airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity, unblocking airline funds, avoiding air traffic management re-fragmentation and over-investment and ensuring that Africa has the professionals it needs to support the industry’s growth. At the moment, aviation currently backs 6.8 million …

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IATA calls for bolstering of aviation security in four areas

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed for aviation security to be bolstered by addressing four key areas namely closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures, the universal application of global standards, better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities. “Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have operational know-how. Governments have the …

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London court rules declares Monarch has no right to sell airport slots

A London court has ruled that embattled British carrier Monarch Airlines has no right to sell its airport takeoff and landing slots, which are considered to be the most valuable remaining assets of the failed airline. The decision by the High Court to rebuff Monarch’s claim that it must be allocated slots for summer 2018, was a massive blow to administrators that were seeking to get back money. Instead, the …

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IATA pushes for Heathrow Airport expansion and clarity on post-Brexit issues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed to UK authorities to improve its air connectivity by directing their efforts on a “cost-effective expansion” of Heathrow Airport and by obtaining clarity on post-Brexit issues. IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, remarked, “In building the post-Brexit world, the prosperity of the UK will depend on the strength of its connectivity, links with Europe and the rest of the …

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