Thursday , February 22 2018
Home | Tag Archives: IATA (page 4)

Tag Archives: IATA

United States: Senate tax proposal could prove costly for foreign carriers

A proposal included in the Senate tax bill could prove costly to foreign airlines, including Gulf-based airlines that have been accused of receiving billions of dollars in unfair state subsidies. The provision would compel specific carriers that are based outside of the country to United States corporate taxes on money earned in the country if U.S. airlines do not have at least two weekly departures to or arrivals from the …

Read More »

IATA calls on African states to address problem of blocked airline funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to resolve the acute problem of blocked airline funds. According to IATA, African airlines continue to go through different degrees of difficulty repatriating earnings made in most countries on the continent, notably Angola, Algeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The appeal was made at the start of the recent African Airlines Association (AFRAA) general assembly staged …

Read More »

IATA and African Development Bank sign MoU to bolster African aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to improve the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) World Aviation Forum, which adopted the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.” The signatories of the MoU were IATA’s Director …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »