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Qatar Airways Group first to test electronic baggage tags with IATA

Qatar Airways Group first to test electronic baggage tags with IATA

Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Airways have successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) electronic bag tag (EBT) readability tests ...

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The ‘skyrocketing’ costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned Monday.

Qatar Airways secures IATA environmental accreditation

Qatar Airways secures IATA environmental accreditation

Qatar Airways announced on Monday its accreditation to the highest level of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) environmental assessment programme (IEnvA).

Airline revenue of $1.2bn blocked across Africa -IATA

Airline revenue of $1.2bn blocked across Africa -IATA

The global airline industry has $1.2 billion blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Monday.

Asia faces air travel infrastructure 'crisis': IATA

Asia faces air travel infrastructure 'crisis': IATA

The Asia-Pacific region must urgently step up investment in infrastructure to meet rapidly increasing demand for air travel, the global airline industry's trade body said Wednesday.

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

The region, led by the GCC, will maintain average compound annual growth rate of 5%, the International Air Transport Association said in its 20-year ‘Air Passenger Forecast’ released on Tuesday.

Airline passenger numbers tipped to almost double by 2036

Airline passenger numbers tipped to almost double by 2036

Asian markets will be the strongest driver of this expansion, the industry group said on Tuesday in Geneva.

Qatar Airways achieves 100% compliance in IATA safety audit

Qatar Airways achieves 100% compliance in IATA safety audit

Qatar Airways has achieved 100% compliance with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines.

Aeronautical college to acquire 14 training aircraft

Aeronautical college to acquire 14 training aircraft

Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) has signed agreements to purchase 14 advanced aircraft for training purposes in addition to two simulators of the same aircraft type.

Laptop ban, protectionism hang over air travel industry

Laptop ban, protectionism hang over air travel industry

Air travel is heading for a bumper year, but global airline leaders meeting in Mexico are concerned about the impact of an escalating row over laptop bans and rising protectionism.

Qatar Airways, IATA showcase cabin safety best practice

Qatar Airways, IATA showcase cabin safety best practice

The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC), the global conference for cabin safety across the aviation industry, concluded its three-day programme recently in Doha.

IATA urges alternatives to extending electronics ban

IATA urges alternatives to extending electronics ban

A global airlines group urged governments to look for alternatives to extending a cabin ban on large electronics devices, saying such a move could cost passengers about $1.1bn a year and create new safety risks.