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IATA signs MoU for aviation cooperation with Kyrgyzstan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU lays down a foundation for strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It determines that cooperation in the areas of flight safety and in the implementation of modern technologies would be valuable to boosting efficiency and …

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IATA calls for restraint on possible extension of electronics ban

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Alexandre de Juniac is calling for the adoption of several short-term measures that would help curb terrorism threats rather than the broad extension of the current ban on devices such as laptop computers from several origin airports in the Middle East and North Africa. De Juniac wrote to European Commission Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and U.S. Homeland Security secretary John Kelly, and …

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IATA Chief defends “overbooking” and warns against government regulation

IATA Chief Alexandre de Juniac defended the aviation industry practice of overbooking and urged lawmakers to not get caught up with their emotions in the aftermath of the violent deplaning of David Dao off United Airlines Flight 3411 back in April. With lawmakers cracking down on airlines’ policies as well as overbooking, de Juniac warned against “more heavy-handed government oversight” in the wake of the United Airlines bumping incident. “Everyone, …

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IATA Chief calls for commitment and cooperation from aviation stakeholders

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has requested for commitment from aviation stakeholders to a safety framework that is based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective and efficient use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. That’s an achievement that …

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IATA says “overbooking” must still be allowed

In spite of the global backlash over the ordeal that a passenger had to endure when he was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight due to overbooking, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that the long-established practice must still be allowed to continue. “The airline business is unique in that once a flight takes off, the seats on that flight are no longer available for sale; it’s a …

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IATA criticizes US and UK electronics ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed their strong opposition to the United States and United Kingdom ban on laptops in cabin baggage on certain flights, saying that this isn’t a suitable or effective security measure. IATA Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac slammed the selective implementation of the mandate, which covers inbound flights on airlines operating out of 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The British …

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Africa not ready for airline growth, says IATA official

Despite ambitious projections that international arrivals will triple to 300 million by 2035, industry experts still believe that the lack of fundamental change in addressing the problems that hound African aviation will continue to hinder its growth. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Head of Member and External relations for Africa and the Middle East, Adefunke Adeyemi, told delegates at the Aviation Africa 2017 in Kigali last month that excessive …

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Swedish passenger Tax to compromise global carbon agreement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned of the negative impact that the proposed Swedish aviation passenger tax would have on both the country’s aviation industry and the economy. Responding to an Inquiry on the proposed tax, IATA said the move would cost 7,500 jobs and severely dampen Sweden’s economic competitiveness. The numbers back up IATA’s claims: Analysis of the “green tax” proposals of up to SEK430 per ticket, shows …

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IATA Chief lobbies for aviation tax changes and airline deregulation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on United States President Donald Trump to reduce tax burdens on aviation and on air travelers in general, in a bid to help the industry flourish further. IATA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Alexandre de Juniac emphasized the role that aviation plays in connecting people and promoting commerce all across the world. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and …

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African economies urged to improve aviation infrastructure

Aviation experts have urged African countries to turn their focus on enhancing airport facilities through improved infrastructure, regulations and air traffic management, to help support the rapid growth of the continent’s aviation market. Speaking on the 5th Annual Africa Expansion Summit in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, Johann Frank, Managing Director of Airport Consulting Vienna, said that renewed interest in investing in Africa by foreign companies and improved tourism, have …

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