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IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for the Middle East for 2020 and said it expected to see only 60mn travellers in the region this year compared to 203mn in 2019.

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Re-establishing global air connectivity is essential to kick-start the global economy, which is currently under lockdown because of the impact of Covid-19.

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Rapid and affordable antigen tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in the “coming weeks” and should be rolled out under globally agreed standards, IATA’s CEO Alexandre de Juniac reiterated.

Airlines call for Covid-19 tests before all international flights

Airlines call for Covid-19 tests before all international flights

Global airlines called on Tuesday for airport Covid-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump.

IATA launches platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

IATA launches platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform, which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities ...

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders ...

Travellers wear face masks or risk penalties: IATA

Travellers wear face masks or risk penalties: IATA

All travellers must wear face covering during their journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during Covid-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.

IATA ‘traveller survey’ reveals Covid-19 concerns

IATA ‘traveller survey’ reveals Covid-19 concerns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel.

IATA urges governments to avoid quarantine measures, proposes alternatives

IATA urges governments to avoid quarantine measures, proposes alternatives

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.

Airline debt may balloon to $550bn by end-2020; debt to weigh down airline recovery: IATA

Airline debt may balloon to $550bn by end-2020; debt to weigh down airline recovery: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550bn by the year-end.

Quarantine measures make slow recovery more difficult: IATA

Quarantine measures make slow recovery more difficult: IATA

Quarantine measures on arrival would further damage confidence in air travel, International Air Transport Association said and noted international travel cannot re-start under such conditions.

Mideast airlines may lose $24bn revenue this year on Covid-19 impact: IATA

Mideast airlines may lose $24bn revenue this year on Covid-19 impact: IATA

Airlines in the Middle East could lose $24bn of passenger revenue this year compared to 2019, as carriers in the region continue to be battered by the impact of Covid-19 ...